Tottenham tipped to rectify expensive transfer mistake by snaring attacker that ripped them to shreds

Marcus Edwards, Sporting Lisbon, November 2022 Credit: Alamy
Marcus Edwards, Sporting Lisbon, November 2022 Credit: Alamy

Tottenham are reportedly readying a January bid for former academy player Marcus Edwards, following their meetings in the Champions League.

Edwards played his academy football at Spurs. He was a prolific asset for their Under-21s side, contributing to 17 goals in 28 appearances.

However, the attacker failed to make his mark on the first team. Indeed, Edwards played just one game for the senior side – a 15-minute substitute appearance in the League Cup in 2016.

Tottenham seemingly tried to make it work with the youngster. He was sent out on loan to Norwich City and then Excelsior Rotterdam, to give him some senior experience.

However, Spurs clearly decided Edwards had no future at the club, as they let him leave in 2019.

Vitoria Guimaraes were the beneficiaries of that decision. Indeed, the Portuguese side brought Edwards in on a free transfer, and he was a top asset for them.

The attacker was directly involved in 34 goals in 96 games during his time at the club. That led to a £6.5million move to Sporting Lisbon in January 2022, the season after they won Liga Portugal.

Edwards has been in top form during his time at Sporting. The 23-year-old has scored 10 goals and provided nine assists in the 34 games that he has featured in so far.

Tottenham tipped to rectify Marcus Edwards mistake

Of Edwards’ goals for Sporting, four have come in his six Champions League appearances this season. One was the opener against his old side Tottenham, in a 1-1 draw.

He was in top form in both games against his former side. He blew past half the team with ease in the first meeting, before being denied a sensational goal by Hugo Lloris. His Sporting side won that game 2-0, and he was the star of the show.

As such, it would seem that Tottenham made a mistake in letting him leave the club. They may now be ready to rectify that mistake, as per a report from Record.

It states the club are readying a bid for their former youngster. That could well help rectify the dip in form they have endured of late.

However, it would be a rather embarrassing decision to shell out a decent sum for a player they let leave for free.

They would have to hope, if they do sign him, that he continues in the vein of form he has shown of late. At least then the expensive mistake would have ended up being worth it in the long run.

Edwards ready to make move

Clearly, how Edwards has performed since moving on from Tottenham shows he is ready to come back. His performances against them, and in the other Champions League games, have highlighted what a talent he is.

Although Spurs have a good deal of attacking talent in their ranks, it would not be a surprise if Edwards could break through.

The north London outfit could certainly benefit from another creative player that knows how to find the net. His pace and ability to beat a man would stand him in good stead, should he return to the Premier League.

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