Believe it or don’t, over two dozen clubs made enquiries about loaning Marcus Edwards from Tottenham Hotspur.
Gladys believes that nineteen enquiries came from the Championship alone.
The hysteria surrounding this kid bemuses me. Some responsibility surely lies with Mauricio Pochettino who opted to trowel praise upon the U19 starlet last year.
“He is a very good prospect and, potentially, he can be a top player but we need to be patient and tell him that he has a lot of talent, enough talent to be a top player, a great player, but now it’s how he builds his future – that’s very important.
Spurs fans are notorious for showing almost unhinged levels of affection towards Academy players based upon very little. This is something that has struck me as strange given the abysmal success rate.
Edwards’ recently enjoyed a significant contract extension which must have been based upon something other than his fleeting appearance in a League cup game we lost.
I’ll be amazed if this kid bucks the trend, stunned. All I see is a kid that whilst he may be able to fizz about, he doesn’t do well enough to do more than make our first team bench once.