Tottenham look set for a massive windfall after Sporting Lisbon reportedly accepted a £ 10.3million offer for former winger Marcus Edwards.
the 22 years old is on the move two years after leaving the North London club for Portuguese side Vitoria in 2019. Indeed, a source said Football initiate that Sporting “finalize the capture of Edwards” following a breakthrough in deal talks.
However, Vitoria will only be able to claim half of these costs, the other half going to Spurs due to a sale clause negotiated during the transfer two years ago.
The forward sale clause gives Daniel Levy 50% of his next transfer fee, or more than £ 5million.
It’s a huge boost for Spurs after their product left the academy after just one senior appearance.
The left-winger, who has only made one senior appearance for Tottenham, is a regular at Vitoria. He has made 72 appearances, scoring 12 goals and 12 assists in that span.
Edwards was Said to be on the Leeds radar before finally signing the exceptional Raphinha.
The talented striker was named a “future big” by Mauricio Pochettino during his tenure.
However, Edwards does not feel in favor of the Argentine, with Pochettino criticizing the youngster’s professionalism in his autobiography.
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Fonseca agrees to take Tottenham post
Meanwhile, Tottenham seems finally ready to end their search for a new manager, Paulo Fonseca has reportedly agreed to a two-year deal to take over in north London.
Spurs have been on the hunt for Jose Mourinho’s successor over the past two months, with Brendan Rodgers, Hans Dieter Flick and Julian Nagelsmann all turning the club down. Former Inter boss Antonio Conte was also a major contender before Daniel Levy abandons the discussions with the Italian.
Tottenham have since turned their attention to former Roma chief Fonseca, which is the first choice of new sports director Fabio Paratici.
And the The telegraph of the day reports that the 48-year-old has in principle accepted a two-year contract to fill the post. There is also the possibility of an additional year.
The report adds that Spurs will look to close the deal ahead of Paratici’s official presentation. The Italian held a similar post at Juventus, where he enjoyed great success.
All that remains is to sign the papers. However, Levy is reportedly currently in the Bahamas with main shareholder Joe Lewis.
Fonseca guided Roma to the Europa League semi-finals last season before succumbing to Manchester United. Ironically, he was replaced by former Tottenham chief Mourinho in the Italian capital.
The Portuguese have a proven track record in developing young players, while Roma were also an entertaining watch under his responsibility.
Fonseca was also reportedly running for Tottenham before Mauricio Pochettino was appointed in 2014.
He looks like the current PSG boss and speaks more than competent English so that won’t be a problem.
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