In a recent print edition, O Jogo mentioned that Tottenham Hotspur are keeping tabs on Sporting CP winger Marcus Edwards. It has been stated that Spurs are monitoring the progress of the English wide player ahead of a potential move in 2024.
Edwards’ Impressive Form In Liga Portugal
Edwards is having a good season at the Portuguese club as he has put in a string of impressive performances on the right side of their frontline. The 24-year-old has banged in three goals and picked up four assists in 16 matches for Sporting during this campaign in all competitions.
The English sensation has been a consistent performer in the final third based on his average of 1.6 shots, 2.9 key passes and 1.4 dribbles per game in Liga Portugal. He has even been careful when distributing the ball in the opponent’s half, as evidenced by his pass completion rate of 80.3% in the top tier of Portuguese football (stats via whoscored).
Edwards is under contract at the Portuguese club until the summer of 2026. Hence, it would be difficult for Spurs to recruit him on the cheap this January.
Should Tottenham Hotspur Boss Angelos Postecoglu Go For Edwards?
Edwards has got the eye to play a few killer passes in the opponent’s half and is a decent dribbler with the ball at his feet. He can also engineer some space for himself to get a few strikes in on-target and usually generates power and accuracy with his shot attempts.
The English sensation deserves some credit for scoring and creating his fair share of goals for Sporting on the offensive end of the pitch. He is primarily a right-winger but can also fill in as a centre-forward or as an attacking midfielder if required.
Edwards already knows Tottenham well from his previous spell with the North London club. Hence, he won’t take any time to adapt to life in the English capital if Angelos Postecoglu can devise a way to bring him on board in the winter transfer window.
At 24, Edwards has got a very promising future ahead and could be a real asset at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the long run. Hence, Spurs should consider going for him when the transfer window commences at the start of next year.