Marcus Edwards has been a key player for Sporting CP ever since he joined the Portuguese club.
However, he has been linked with a move away in recent months. A report from O Jogo claims that Sporting CP are not willing to let the player leave anytime soon and the Portuguese club ‘intends to negotiate’ his ownership rights with Tottenham Hotspur at the end of the season.
The Portuguese club currently own 65% of the rights for the British midfielder, but they are looking to acquire 80% of the player now. Initially, Sporting CP had 50% of the player’s rights but Tottenham offered them an extra 15% during the negotiations for Pedro Porro. The Spaniard joined Tottenham during the January transfer window.
It seems that Sporting CP are now looking to acquire a further 15% of Edwards. It remains to be seen whether Tottenham are prepared to accept that in the coming months.
Edwards is undoubtedly one of the most promising performers in the Portuguese league and he has a big future ahead of him. The player has been linked with a return to Tottenham in recent months. Spurs could certainly use more goals and creativity from the midfield next season and Edwards would be a superb acquisition.
The 24-year-old attacking midfielder has 12 goals and 14 assists across all competitions this season. He could prove to be a quality acquisition for most clubs. He has a release close of €60 million in his contract which will keep him at the club until the summer of 2026.