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.
I’m reliably informed Tottenham have made Marcus Edwards a new contract offer, which includes a first-team squad number & game time.
— Tottenham Academy (@thfcacademy) July 5, 2016
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.