Tottenham are keen on signing Marcus Edwards, and a previous clause inserted in his contract could benefit Spurs.
According to a report by Record, as relayed by Sport Witness, Tottenham could look to re-sign Marcus Edwards from Sporting CP in January. Antonio Conte is keen to shore up his squad in the next window, with an attacking signing firmly placed on the agenda.
Antonio Conte has faced plenty of criticism in the last few weeks for Tottenham’s mixed performances. The north Londoners recently lost their third spot to Newcastle United after another defeat, this time to Liverpool in the Premier League.
Conte has bemoaned the need to strengthen the squad. The Tottenham manager has also asked supporters to remain patient with the project. Despite several high-profile signings in the summer, only Ivan Perisic has proven worthy of praise.
Moreover, injuries have played their part in the slight downfall. Summer signing Richarlison is also not up to the mark, as the Brazilian is yet to score a goal in the Premier League. Hence, Conte wants a new attacker to inject creativity and add to the goals tally.
Recent reports have suggested Tottenham are keen on bringing in three players in January, one of them could be a winger. Sporting CP’s Marcus Edwards is a transfer target. The 23-year-old English winger has performed well for the Portuguese club this term, thus grabbing the attention of Conte.
He also scored the winner against Tottenham in their Champions League group-stage game. Moreover, Spurs had a clause inserted in his contract when they decided to let him go in September 2019 to Vitoria Guimaraes. They sold the 23-year-old English winger to Sporting CP last January.
Since Spurs let him leave on a free transfer, the clause stipulated them to receive 50% of any transfer fees Guimaraes get if they sell. The north Londoners decided against taking the money and kept their share intact with Sporting CP against any future sale. With Tottenham set to receive that 50 per cent if Edwards moves again, they can bargain with Sporting over a deal.
For now, the 23-year-old English winger has a contract until 2023, and Sporting’s valuation of Edwards is currently unclear. If they re-sign Edwards, he might be fit enough for a squad role. There are other, more prominent stars ahead of the wide attacker in the pecking order at Spurs.