Man Utd, Tottenham tussle for ex-Spurs ace threatens hike in exit fee

Date published: Tuesday 23rd June 2020 2:07

Marcus Edwards TEAMtalk

Manchester United and Tottenham want to sign former Spurs youngster Marcus Edwards, who could fetch up to €25million, according to a report.

Edwards, who rose through the ranks at Tottenham, left for Portuguese side Vitoria Guimaraes in September.

The 21-year-old has enjoyed a stellar first season at the club, scoring seven goals and assisting seven others.

Indeed, after missing the first three league games, he has played all but one of his side’s top flight matches.

According to Portuguese newspaper Record, his performances have not gone unnoticed back in England.

The report claims Tottenham are considering a swoop to bring Edwards back to north London ahead of next season.

What’s more, Spurs have an advantage in that they are due 50 per cent of a future move for Edwards, meaning they could land his signature for as little as €10million.

Elsewhere, United are also keen on the winger as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to bring in attacking reinforcements.

 

In any case, the battle between Spurs and the Red Devils could see Edwards’ fee reach between €20million and €25million.

Vitoria are also in a position to create a bidding war for the player, given they signed him for free last summer and the contract he agreed on did not contain a release clause.

MAN UTD TARGET SET TO STAY

In other news, Rennes president Nicolas Holveck says exciting midfielder Eduardo Camavinga will be staying at the club.

Reports claimed the 17-year-old is a target for United, who are looking to add to their midfield ahead of next season.

Indeed, as well as United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham have also been credited with interest.

However, owing to the coronavirus pandemic, Holveck says his star player will be going nowhere any time soon.

Read more from Tuesday’s Euro Paper Talk

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