Marcus Edwards has informed Tottenham he wants to leave the club permanently this month, according to Football Insider.
The 20-year-old has endured a turbulent last few years with Spurs. After being compared to Lionel Messi by Mauricio Pochettino, Edwards’ attitude came into question when it became increasingly clear he was getting no closer to the first team – despite his obvious talent.
Last season, the attacking midfielder scored three goals and provided five assists during a loan spell with Dutch side Excelsior. He was subsequently linked with a move to Championship club Brentford before the transfer window closed earlier this month, but a deal failed to materialise.
And now, Football Insider claims Edwards has told Tottenham he wants to leave for a foreign club. He could stay in England but only if he drops down to League One, something he is unlikely to want to do, according to the report.
Out of contract at the end of the season, Edwards will apparently depart on loan if a permanent switch can’t be sorted. He would then be able to leave on a free transfer at the end of the campaign.
It seems cutting ties would be the best thing for all parties at this stage. Edwards clearly isn’t in Pochettino’s plans, regardless of his ability and potential.
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