It was compared to Lionel Messi, who is the best striker and is also called the ‘god of soccer’.
British media ‘Football London’ described Tottenham Hotspur’s target Marcus Edwards (24, Sporting) as “the next Messi” on the 4th (Korean time).
It is a modifier obtained from coach Mauricio Pochettino’s praise for Edwards, a native of Tottenham Youth. Coach Pochettino, who led Tottenham for about five years from 2014, coached Edwards and praised him at the time, saying, “When you look at his talent, his body and the way he plays, he reminds me of Messi in his early days.”
Edwards, who also played in the Carabao Cup wearing a Tottenham uniform before transferring to Vitoria in 2019, has recently raised the possibility of returning to Tottenham.
After moving to Sporting last year, he has played in 39 games and has been playing well, recording 12 goals and 12 assists. In particular, in October of last year, he scored the opening goal against Tottenham, his home team, in the 5th game of the UEFA Champions League group stage.
Tottenham are looking to reunite with him in the winter transfer window. Tottenham is currently looking to reinforce their striker as key attacking resources such as Richarlison and Dejan Klusepski leave at the same time, and Edwards has been selected as a replacement. 토토
It is also a good choice economically for Tottenham. This is because Tottenham inserted a clause allowing him to be re-signed if he paid only 50% of the future sale amount at the time of his transfer to Vittoria.
Not only that, but his colleague Pedro Poro (23) is also a target for Tottenham. Showing off his influence in the air and defense as he has already recorded double-digit assists this season, he is expected to be able to boost Tottenham’s scoring power, which has been somewhat stagnant since the break.
Tottenham are pursuing simultaneous signings. According to a report by ‘Express’ earlier, Tottenham are set to enter into negotiations with Sporting to embrace both Edwards and the captive. The media reported that Sporting and manager Antonio Conte would sit face to face to discuss a contract in the near future.