One of the most highly-rated youngsters in the Spurs academy is the 17-year old attacking midfielder Marcus Edwards.

Though small in stature, Edwards’ close control and dribbling skills are something to behold and have seen the youngster attract the interest of some of Europe’s biggest clubs.

Edwards has yet to commit himself to a professional contract at the club, with The Guardian reporting back in March that the England U17 starlet had not signed the deal put in front of him in December of last year.

If Edwards does not sign a new deal he will be able to leave next summer. The good news is that it looks as if everything is being done to persuade Edwards to put pen to paper, with the Tottenham youth expert @thfcacademy tweeting the following this afternoon.

Pictures from the first few days of pre-season training have shown Edwards going through his paces with the first-team squad. With so many players set to join up late due to their involvement in international competition, it might make sense to give Edwards a taste of the big time this summer, in order to prove to him that Spurs are the best place for his unique talents to flourish.



  1. It’s a no brainer to secure him really. Offer him playing time with the class that we already have in the team and see how he performs. If he enjoys himself for the first team as much as he seems to with the youth sides then he should have a wonderful time, learn from some real class, face some real class, and end up with a premier league medal to boot.
    If he doesn’t want to stay after that he will have earned us a pretty penny in transfer fees if he proves himself on the big stage.

  2. We need to get the kid signed up or we could en up with our own Pogba situation. If people might think that a bit far fetched I’d point them towards a scouting report by Barca who referred to Edwards as “a jewel in Europes crown” when compiling a list of good youngsters. Only two Europeans made that list. If he is allowed to leave we’ll regret it in a couple of years. If he’s even close to first team standards I’d put him in amongst it…..let him know he’s doing the right things and close to playing. If Deli Alli was old enough to go in down to his talent then surely Edwards is too.

  3. Well said guys..Patnevin..n Oggie..n when Barca comes a means business..n let Marcus mingle with d seniors at times..n rub off.
    Come on ye Spurs..