Despite impressing out on loan last season, Marcus Edwards could be sold by Tottenham this summer. The 20-year-old has one year remaining on his contract and the Mail on Sunday say Spurs are looking to cash in to raise funds for new arrivals rather than tie him down for the long term.
The news comes after Jack Clarke joined Tottenham for £10m which may not be a coincidence. The former Leeds United winger is two years younger than Edwards and made 24 Championship appearances last season, scoring and creating four goals, making 17 chances and 27 successful dribbles (56%).
Clarke will spend 2019/20 back at Leeds, but he could be in contention of playing first-team football at Tottenham when he returns next summer. Edwards hasn’t come close. Since rising through the youth ranks to the Tottenham reserves in 2016, the youngster has made only one senior appearance – against Gillingham in the EFL Cup on September 21, 2016.
Edwards has been loaned out to Norwich City (January 15, 2018 – April 11, 2018) and Excelsior (August 30, 2018 – June 30, 2019) to get first-team football. He impressed for Excelsior last season (25 Eredivisie appearances, two goals, four assists, 27 chances, 82 successful dribbles), but that hasn’t convinced Pochettino to keep him. Clarke’s greater potential may be the reason why.