Tottenham linked with stunning January move for former player Conte wants back in London

Tottenham Hotspur have ‘taken the primary steps’ for a deal to re-sign Sporting Lisbon attacker Marcus Edwards, in response to reviews. 

Antonio Conte was impressed by the Englishman’s performances towards Spurs within the Champions League, however Sporting gained’t let their star ahead go simply.

Tottenham have been eyeing January attacking reinforcements for a while, notably with the current harm to Richarlison, so an official supply for Edwards might be tabled within the coming days.

That’s in response to Portuguese outlet A Bola, who counsel that Tottenham have now made an official enquiry into their former participant.

Edwards, initially from North London, first joined Tottenham on the age of eight and spent 13 years on the membership’s books.

Nonetheless, he solely made one League Cup look for Spurs in 2016 earlier than becoming a member of Vitoria Guimaraes on a everlasting deal three years later.

After a profitable three-year stint on the Portuguese membership, the place in 90 appearances he scored a powerful 20 targets and made 14 assists, he joined Sporting on a 7.5m (£6.6m) deal.

Ever since, the Englishman has been a key participant for the Lisbon membership. Total, in 39 video games for his crew he has scored 12 targets and created 12, leading to an outstanding common of 0.62 objective contributions per recreation.

Edwards has continued his glorious type this season, netting 9 occasions and contributing 9 assists in 24 outings. That included two targets within the Champions League towards Eintracht Frankfurt and, certainly, his boyhood membership Tottenham.

Dream Spurs return for Edwards might show to be a sensible addition

When Edwards signed for Vitoria Guimaraes, it’s believed that Spurs inserted a clause making certain they’d get 50 per cent of a future sale. Nonetheless, when the 24-year-old joined Sporting, Spurs reportedly selected to delay the clause, carrying it over till his subsequent transfer.

Edwards has a launch clause in his Sporting contract set at round £52million. However Spurs would solely theoretically need to pay half of that quantity as they’d be owed the opposite 50 per cent, state A Bola.

Whereas Sporting are certainly eager to maintain maintain of their man, given the construction of his deal it could be very troublesome to forestall him making the change to London.

In keeping with the Every day Specific, Tremendous agent Jorge Mendes is claimed to be serving to out with the potential switch, with Tottenham now beginning the preliminary steps to re-sign Edwards.

As talked about, Richarlison just lately picked up an harm enjoying for Brazil on the World Cup, which might doubtlessly rule him out for a lot of January.

There have even been rumours that Harry Kane might make a shock transfer to an enormous Premier League rival. Thus, there’s a actual want for Spurs so as to add attacking reinforcements sooner slightly than later.

Conte is reportedly eager on Watford winger Ismaila Sarr, however Edwards could characterize a greater possibility given his ties to the membership and his Champions League pedigree.

As a flexible, attacking participant, Edwards can play on both wing, but in addition as an attacking midfielder or centre-forward, so he might present cowl in a variety of positions if Spurs do choose to resign him subsequent month.

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