Date: 19th July 2019 at 7:30am
Written by: Alan Johnson

Marcus Edwards could be on his way out of Tottenham with Mauricio Pochettino deeming the 20-year-old surplus to requirements. Edwards has made only one first-team appearance for Spurs and will have stiff competition for a starting place next season, so a move away from the Lilywhites may suit all parties.

The Tottenham manager previously admitted in his ‘Brave New Word’ book that Edwards’ attitude and behaviour needed fixing. The Englishman was criticised for having a ‘problem with authority’ which may have been the reason why he hasn’t featured under Pochettino. He’s been limited to reserve-team football, scoring and creating 17 goals in 28 games for the u23s.

Edwards’ lack of playing time resulted in loan moves to Norwich City (January 15, 2018 – April 11, 2018) and Excelsior (August 30, 2018 – June 30, 2019), but he hasn’t done enough to convince Pochettino to keep him. According to Football.London, the wide-man is training with Brentford with a view to sealing a permanent deal. Edwards still has one year left on his contract but it’s hard to see him being handed an extension.

With Erik Lamela, Lucas Moura, Heung-min Son and Georges-Kevin N’Koudou at Pochettino’s disposal, Tottenham won’t be hurt by Edwards’ departure. He’s a talented player but may need to work on his conduct. It speaks volumes that he only made a single appearance for Spurs in his 12 years at the club.

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