Tottenham 'plotting reunion' with Sporting star Marcus Edwards

Tottenham ‘are plotting a reunion’ with Marcus Edwards after being impressed with their former academy star in the Champions League… and Antonio Conte ‘could move as early as January’ to sign Sporting midfielder

  • Former Tottenham academy star Marcus Edwards could be set for a return 
  • Reports in Portugal have claimed Spurs are plotting a move as early as January 
  • Edwards has proved a revelation since joining Sporting Lisbon earlier this year 

Marcus Edwards could be set for a return to Tottenham with Antonio Conte reportedly plotting a move as early as January for the young midfielder.

Edwards, once likened to Lionel Messi by former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, has proved a revelation at Sporting Lisbon, who he joined back in January from Vitoria.

Now, after starring against Tottenham in the Champions League, Portuguese outlet Record report that Spurs are circling Edwards and could look to move as early as the January transfer window to bring back their former academy product.

Tottenham are reportedly plotting a move to bring midfielder Marcus Edwards back to the club

Edwards, 23, left Spurs back in September 2019 with opportunities limited in north London. 

He headed for Portugal and after a stint at Vitoria has found his way to Sporting, where he has bagged seven goals and six assists so far this season.

Tottenham got to see the best of Edwards in the sides’ recent Champions League meeting, with the young midfielder netting in a 1-1 draw. 

Edwards (right) proved a revelation against Tottenham in Champions League games this year

Last month Edwards opened the door to a return to England. 

‘Everyone has a different journey. For me it worked out, going over there and it clicked straight away,’ he told the Evening Standard.

‘It has been good for me, but I would love to play in England [again] and be near my family.’

Edwards definitely has admirers at Tottenham, with goalkeeper Hugo Lloris insisting the attacking midfielder has ‘blossomed’.

Speaking after Sporting’s 2-0 win over Tottenham in the group stages, Lloris said: ‘Yeah [he’s blossomed]. He’s more mature. He’s 23 years old now. 

‘It was the same quality that we could see a few years ago when he trained with the first team. 

‘He has the profile to play in that type of team, in that type of league, but obviously if he continues in the same way, he will have a bright future.’ 

Reports in Portugal suggest Tottenham could move as early as January to land him (right)

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