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Levy could be in for another windfall as Al Nassr shows interest in Marcus Edwards

By The Boy -

Daniel Levy is certainly in the money at the moment and now another top-up looks to be on the horizon.

No football transfer makes a club as much money as the sale of an Academy player and so when Harry Kane was sold to Bayern Munich recently in a deal that could be worth up to €120 million ($131m) ESPN the Tottenham books really got a boost. Players developed in a club’s academy have no cost in the accounts. There is only a cost if a club has paid to secure a player’s registration from another club.

The consensus is that the deal was essentially €100 million in the form of a fee, and a further €20 million in associated add-ons.

A Bola reports that Al Nassr the Saudi club that appears to be hoovering up talent like nobody’s business, has turned its eye to former Tottenham player Marcus Edwards.

Edwards was an Academy product from 2015 onwards, then loaned rather unsuccessfully to Norwich City where just one appearance was made. The next stop was Excelsior which proved a happier fit, with 25 appearances racked up. Vitoria Guimarães then bought Edwards, and it was there that the boy really began to fly, making 69 appearances and scoring 17 goals. The former Tottenham midfielder then joined Sporting in a €7.7m deal – plus €500,000 in bonuses.

A vacancy at Al Nassr could arise with Anderson Talisca departing for Turkey, but the Saudis have been spending plentifully anyway.

What Edwards might make of any offer is difficult to guess, he would certainly play with some interesting teammates and make plenty of cash. As for Daniel Levy, his club still owns 35% of players’ economic rights and the release clause is thought to be €60 million.


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