Manchester United and Tottenham are both interested in Vitória de Guimarães midfielder Marcus Edwards this summer.
That’s according to Desportivo de Guimarães, relayed by Record, who say both clubs are will have to pay between €20-25m to secure his signature, although Spurs have a huge advantage as they’re due 50% of a future sale.
Edwards has become a hot-property in Portugal this season, with a series of impressive performances and seven goals and seven assists in 30 games in all competitions this season following a free transfer from Tottenham last summer.
Those performances have not gone ‘unnoticed’ in his home country and he ‘will be returning’ at some point this summer.
Where, though, is yet to be determined with Tottenham and Manchester United named as the places where he is ‘wanted’.
The report explains that both clubs are keen on the youngster, who will earn Vitória de Guimarães a huge profit given he arrived on a free.
A deal can be finalised for between €20-25m, although Vitória will only receive half of that, making the true cost for Tottenham potentially as low as €10m.
Vitória are presented as being in an excellent position to negotiate a deal that suits them given it’s claimed his contract doesn’t include a termination clause, despite earlier reports to the contrary.
Whether Spurs or Manchester United will make a real effort isn’t mentioned, neither is whether they have opened negotiations at this stage, just that the interest is there from both clubs.