Levy strikes shrewd Tottenham deal to cash in on former star

Date published: Monday 21st June 2021 6:24 - Robert McCarthy

Daniel Levy, Tottenham

Tottenham have reportedly agreed to temporarily waive their sell-on clause for former attacker Marcus Edwards in what could be a shrewd move from chairman Daniel Levy.

Edwards only made one senior appearance for the club before heading to Portuguese outfit Vitoria Guimaraes in 2019. At the time, Spurs inserted a 50% sell-on clause into the deal for the 22-year-old, who had been tipped for big things in north London.

The young winger made 33 Liga NOS appearances last season, 21 of which were starts. He also scored three goals and provided a single assist.

His strong performances over the past season have seen Sporting Lisbon step forward with an offer. And that offer is believed to be in the region of £10.3million.

However, Spurs’ sell-on clause has caused an issue over the potential transfer.

With that in mind, Portuguese newspaper A Bola (via Sport Witness) claims that Tottenham have struck an agreement with Sporting. They will instead bank 50% of the transfer fee whenever Edwards leaves Lisbon further down the line.

Whilst that may be considered a gamble, Edwards is very much a player whose career is on the rise.

To that end, Levy and Spurs could expect to recoup a much larger summer in the years ahead.


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City make official Kane approach

Meanwhile, Manchester City have made “an official proposal” to sign Harry Kane from Tottenham, claims a reputable source.

Transfer pundit Fabrizio Romano has forged a reliable reputation and he has claimed City have made their move. The Italian, who recently broke Zinedine Zidane’s departure from Real Madrid has made his latest claim on Twitter on Monday afternoon.

Romano reports that City have proposed a guaranteed £100m fee with the “availability to include players in the deal”. He goes on to state that Daniel Levy has “no intention” of accepting the deal.

Harry Kane, Tottenham striker celebrates goal v Man Utd, TEAMtalk

Publicly Levy maintains he want to keep the England marksman. Privately it’s understood a price tag of £150m is what Levy is looking for.

The latest development comes just a few days after the Daily Star reported City were priming a £100m bid for after Euro 2020.

“Manchester City will make a take-it-or-leave-it £100million offer to Tottenham for Harry Kane,” stated the paper on Saturday.

City testing the water

And while City’s move has not been described as a bid, it appears they are testing the water in the wake of an awful showing from Kane at the Euros.

Captain Kane has put in two woeful showings against Croatia and Scotland. In Friday’s 0-0 draw he was substituted by Gareth Southgate with Marcus Rashford given a chance down the middle on 74 minutes.

Three Lions boss Southgate insisted that he wanted more “energy” in his team by bringing Rashford on. Nevertheless, the Spurs man faced further criticism from Roy Keane after Friday’s draw.

City meanwhile are understood to be unwilling to go any higher for someone who is 27, per the Star report. Kane’s increasing amount of ankle injuries in recent years are also believed to be another factor why City will not budge on £100m.

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