Marcus Edwards is thought to be closing in on a transfer away from Tottenham Hotspur this summer, according to claims in Italy.
TuttoUdinese are stating Udinese have won the race for the 20-year-old attacker and he is already thought to be in the Italian city ahead of a possible move.
Edwards had spent loan spells at Norwich City and S.B.V. Excelsior, however he was unable to prevent them from suffering relegation from the Eredivisie last season.
Edwards was an individual that won high praise for his ability on the field, however things clearly have not worked out as many would have been expecting.
Mauricio Pochettino made the massive claim in 2016 that he saw glimpses of maestro Lionel Messi in the youngster’s game (Sky Sports) and challenged the attacker to fulfil his potential.
Indeed, his loan spell at Norwich appeared to attract some rather negative thoughts about the player as he had his temporary stay at the Canaries cut short because of alleged concerns with his attitude towards being a professional footballer (Telegraph).
In fact, Edwards managed to play just six minutes for the then-Championship outfit (Transfermarkt) before making his return to Spurs, however it appears he got his head down a little whilst in Holland.
During his time with Excelsior, the 20-year-old was utilised far more often as he played 25 matches in a largely starting role, contributing with two goals and four assists.
A switch to Brentford had been touted this summer, as Edwards was reported to have been training with the London outfit, but a move obviously failed to materialise.
However, it seems as though he could be handed a golden opportunity to revive his career (despite still being so young) at Udinese as the Italian outfit look to compete in Serie A after finishing in a mid-table position in the previous campaign.
A move to Italy and to a club like Udinese could be an extremely good move for Edwards and one that could help him to bring out the quality that Pochettino once raved publicly about.
The 20-year-old’s chances of playing at Spurs was never really going to be likely – he has just one senior appearance to his name – so moving abroad and starting fresh might be exactly what he needs.
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