Tottenham youngster Marcus Edwards’ loan spell at Norwich City was cut short because of concerns over his attitude, according to the Telegraph.
Edwards played just six minutes of football for Norwich in a 2-0 defeat to Fulham last month since joining the Championship side on loan last month.
The 19-year-old had previously been compared to Lionel Messi by Mauricio Pochettino, but the Spurs boss agreed to loan him out in January – something he rarely does with players he has future plans for.
Following their 1-1 draw at Sunderland on Tuesday night, Norwich manager Daniel Farke revealed Edwards had returned to Tottenham for “personal reasons”.
Now, the Telegraph is claiming Edwards will receive “a lecture on his time-keeping and general attitude” following concerns over those issues during his loan spell.
Spurs fans have often wondered why Pochettino – a coach renowned for putting his faith in youth – hasn’t given Edwards any opportunities in the first team despite his obvious talent.
But Pochettino’s reasons seem to have become apparent if the Telegraph’s report is to be believed.
Journalist Matt Law claims Edwards turned up late for every single Norwich training session and a number of team meetings.
Edwards’ chances of becoming a regular for Tottenham are looking increasing unlikely.