Marcus Edwards is on the list of players who Spurs could be selling this summer, which was published by The Daily Mail, though Mauricio Pochettino should reconsider letting him go.
The 20-year-old spent last season on loan at Excelsior, who were relegated from Eredivisie, but still managed to impress during his spell there.
He topped the Eredivisie charts for most completed dribbles with 3.3 per game and came second in the most fouled rankings, with it happening 3 times a match.
In his 19 starts and six substitute appearances, the Englishman also provided two goals and four assists from the wing – it is harsh to suggest he could have done too much more, considering the adverse position his side found themselves in.
While this shouldn’t be enough to make him a starter, this should have at least afforded Edwards the opportunity to show Pochettino he can be part of Spurs’ squad – while another loan should be the only sort of deal to be considered.
It is surprising this hasn’t been the case, especially considering the manager’s ability to nurture young men into players who can make an impact on the first team.
Edwards looked fearless on the ball during his spell in Netherlands and was often direct with his runs, providing the sort of attacking play fans want to see from their team.
There will have to be contentious decisions made to stick within Financial Fair Play rules, but it doesn’t seem worth selling Edwards now when he could be such a valuable asset to Spurs or a prospective buyer in a few years’ time.
If he is to be sold this summer, it will be a shame for Spurs to see him go, as he is a truly exciting prospect.