Sporting CP winger Marcus Edwards has been linked with a return to the Premier League for months.
His former club Tottenham Hotspur are thought to be keen on the 24-year-old and a report from Correio da Manha claims that Spurs are currently ‘leading the way’ in the transfer race.
They will face competition from London rivals Chelsea as well and it remains to be seen which of the two clubs come forward with a concrete proposal to sign Edwards first.
The English winger has done quite well since he moved to Portugal, and he has been a key player for Sporting CP over the past year. He managed to score 12 goals and pick up 14 assists across all competitions last season. He has started the current campaign in good form as well, scoring three goals and picking up three assists.
The opportunity to return to his boyhood club could be an attractive proposition for the player. He might feel that he has unfinished business at Tottenham and it remains to be seen whether the North London outfit can beat their rivals to his signature.
The report claims that Tottenham have an advantage in the transfer race. The North London outfit have a 25% sell-on clause included in his contract and therefore they will be able to sign him for less than their rivals. It remains to be seen whether they can get the deal across the line in the coming months now.