Tottenham Hotspur are prepared to help ‘facilitate’ the transfer of Marcus Edwards to Sporting this summer, report A Bola on Sunday.
The 22-year-old moved from Spurs to Vitória de Guimarães in 2019, and has done enough in Portuguese football to catch the attention of bigger sides.
Tottenham secured 50% of the value of a future sale, when they allowed the attacker to move to Portugal on a free transfer. At the time, Spurs thought it was the best way to secure money from Edwards, who has represented England at every level to U20.
Now, they’re going for a similar plan.
Sporting and Vitoria would have found it difficult to agree a deal if 50% of the fee was going to Tottenham. So, the Lisbon club contacted Spurs to agree that Tottenham would continue to have a big percentage of a future sale, this time cashing in when he leaves Sporting.
That doesn’t sound like a bad idea for the Premier League side, given Edwards’ age, that he’s English, and Sporting’s record of developing talent.
A Bola say Tottenham ‘accept a partnership’ with Sporting for the player’s future transfer.