Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are preparing for a battle in the upcoming transfer window, with both clubs aiming to sign Sporting CP prodigy Marcus Edwards. The 24-year-old, who previously played for Tottenham Hotspur, has been an international sensation since moving to Portugal.
Edwards, who came through Tottenham’s junior system, failed to make an impact in the English Premier League, forcing his £7 million transfer to Sporting CP a year ago. Edwards has grown into a talismanic figure under manager Ruben Amorim, flourishing at the Jose Alvalade Stadium.
Tottenham, desperate to re-sign their academy graduate, have reportedly grabbed the lead in the race to return Edwards. Meanwhile, Chelsea has entered the fray, heightening the fight for his signing.
Edwards’ current deal with Sporting CP continues for more than two and a half years, suggesting that the Portuguese club is not prepared to split ways with their star player. To sign Edwards, either Tottenham or Chelsea must meet his £52 million release clause.
Edwards, known for his diversity, can play on either wing and is equally at home in attacking midfield. He has speed, technical ability, dribbling skills, and a good eye for goal, making him an appealing potential for both London clubs. The competition for Marcus Edwards promises to be one of the more exciting sagas of the transfer window.
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