Manchester United famously allowed Paul Pogba to leave them as a teenager for free, they would eventually bring him back for a world record fee in 2016.
It takes some doing for a club to realise their initial mistake and re-sign a player that they allowed to leave for nothing and in all fairness to United, they did just that and now have a world-class player in their ranks.
Tottenham has now been tipped to do the exact same thing with one of the more exciting youngsters that came out of their academy.
Portuguese media outlet Record is claiming that Tottenham is looking to bring back Marcus Edwards in a sensational swoop just a year after he left them to join Vitoria in a bid to get more first-team opportunities.
The teenager was highly rated at Spurs, but after he struggled to break into Mauricio Pochettino’s team he decided to take a chance and get first-team opportunities elsewhere.
Edwards has been in fine form for the Portuguese side this season and teams at home have been paying attention to his development.
One of the high points of his time this season was when he scored a goal against Spurs’ biggest rivals, Arsenal in the Europa League.
He has scored five times and provided eight assists in the Primeira Liga this season and he might spend just one season in Portugal.
Spurs will look to add some players to their team this summer and they could do a lot worse than getting Edwards back, however, it is almost certain that he would want some guarantees before he returned to a team that was not prepared to give him the opportunities he sought.
Man Utd is also interested in the 21-year-old and the same report has stated that it will cost between 20 and 25 million Euros to lure Edwards back to the Premier League.