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Risky Marcus Edwards deal could be a stroke of genius from Steven Gerrard

Risky Marcus Edwards deal could be a stroke of genius from Steven Gerrard

Steven Gerrard has made plenty of signings in the transfer window so far this summer in order to bolster his options ahead of his debut season in senior management, but he will be disappointed to have missed out on Harry Wilson. 

Gerrard has already raided his old club for two players in the transfer window, but it wasn’t to be third time lucky in his pursuit of Harry Wilson. The promising 21-year-old has joined Derby County on a season-long loan where he will play under Frank Lampard and bid to impress in the Championship once again next season.

Despite Wilson’s decision to join the Rams, Gerrard’s hunt for a winger full of flair and pace must continue, and a recent report from the London Evening Standard suggests a perfect alternative is available to sign this summer.

According to the report, Tottenham are willing to allow Marcus Edwards to leave the club this summer after failing to perform during a disastrous loan spell with Norwich City last season.

The erratic 19-year-old has been a subject of keen interest for Tottenham supporters ever since Mauricio Pochettino compared him with the multi-Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi in 2016.

Edwards was handed an opportunity to prove himself in the Championship last season following a January loan move, but he cut his time in East Anglia short after failing to break into the first-team.

Issues relating to his punctuality and respect for authoritative figures were widely cited as the main reasons for his unproductive move, which should be a notable cause for concern for any potential suitor.

However, the prospect of playing under a manager of Gerrard’s reputation may well appeal to Edwards at this stage in his career and help him to focus on his development.

The reason for Pochettino’s comparison to arguably the greatest player in the history of football relates to his style of play and physique rather than his potential: like Messi, Edwards is left-footed, possesses a low centre of gravity and thrives off dribbling at his opposite number.

His quality in this regard could add a devastating level of spark to Rangers’ play in the final-third next season if Gerrard is able to get the best out him and, considering Spurs are willing to let him leave the club this summer, Rangers would be foolish not to take a punt on the underachieving teenager.

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