His 12 goals and 14 assists last season were enough to catch the eye of Tottenham Hotspur.
“Tottenham are in fierce competition with Chelsea for the signature of Marcus Edwards, 24, of Sporting,” the Portuguese publication Record reported on Wednesday.
Tottenham have emerged as the favorites to win the Premier League this season. After eight games in the league, they have six wins and two draws to lead the table with 20 points, ahead of Arsenal and Manchester City.
In the January transfer window next year, the team is likely to make signings to solidify their title defense. Aside from Son Heung-min, the forward line is expected to be a target for reinforcements.
Edwards has emerged as a potential signing. Edwards caught Spurs’ eye last season with 12 goals and 14 assists in 51 games across all competitions.메이저놀이터
He also has a unique connection to Spurs. Edwards is a product of Spurs’ youth system. He played for the Under-23s until 2018, then joined Sporting on loan in 2022.
Now, he’s attracting worldwide attention. His goal-scoring prowess and versatility as a right winger and attacking midfielder have put him on the radar of big clubs.
The competition for his signature is getting more and more intense. According to the report, not only Tottenham, but also Chelsea are considering a move for Edwards to bolster their attacking lineup.
The key is the buyout clause. Edwards’ contract with Sporting includes a €60 million buyout clause.
“Sporting are pushing to increase the buyout from €60 million to €80 million by re-signing Edwards,” according to the Record.