Tottenham youngster set to finalise departure from club this week – report

Date published: Friday 23rd August 2019 12:02 - Jonny Whitfield

Tottenham forward Marcus Edwards has travelled to Italy ahead of a permanent transfer to Udinese, with the move set to be finalised this week, according to reports.

The 20-year-old, who spent last season on loan at Eredivisie side Excelsior, scored three goals and five assists for the Dutch side before returning to North London earlier this summer.

However, Football Insider reports that Edwards has been informed that he will not get regular game time under Mauricio Pochettino and as such the player has decided to seek a move away.

The source adds that the youngster – who wanted a move abroad rather than being placed in the Football League – is reportedly poised to undergo a medical in the coming days, with the transfer to be announced later this week.

Edwards was promoted from Spurs’ Under-18s to the Under-23s in 2016, and was sent to Norwich City in January 2018 on his first loan spell before joining Excelsior shortly after his return.

The player is said to favour a move to the Serie A rather than relocating in the Football League as it would benefit his technical playing style better.

Udinese finished 12th in the Italian top flight last term.


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