Tottenham Hotspur could soon receive a major £26 million payment for ex-player Marcus Edwards, confirms The Telegraph. The 23-year-old is having an impressive stint with Sporting Lisbon and played an influential role in helping the Portuguese side defeat his former side in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Tottenham Hotspur in Line to Bag £26 Million From Marcus Edwards’ Sale
How Tottenham Can Get Major Fee From Edwards’ Sale
The Lilywhites sold Edwards back in 2020 to Portuguese side Vitoria de Guimaraes but added a smart 50 per cent sell-on clause in his contract that gives them the right to get a huge chunk from any possible big-money future sale. The English winger joined Sporting earlier this year for a fee of around £8 million (including add-ons), but Tottenham holds an advantage in getting a major part of his future sale from Sporting.
With the 23-year-old having a release clause of something around £52 million, Antonio Conte’s side can bag £26 million from it if a major club aims to invest in the winger in the future. That is because when Sporting signed the winger from Vitoria in January, they decided to take up the sell-on clause for themselves rather than paying a higher fee to their fellow Portuguese side immediately.
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That means when they sell Edwards, the Lilywhites are guaranteed to get half the fee and a major payout. Not just that, but the Telegraph also adds that while they didn’t add a buy-back clause for the winger, Tottenham can re-sign him in the future for £26 million by triggering his release clause and writing off the 50% sell-on clause.
Edwards’ Impressive Rise Since Leaving North London
After being sold by the Lilywhites three years ago, the Englishman decided to transform himself and have a go in Portugal. It has turned out to be a smart move for him, as he’s continued his development really well and gotten a lot of playing time in the Portuguese first division.
The 23-year-old has six goals and as many assists in only 24 appearances for Sporting, which includes six goal contributions in eight appearances this season. The 23-year-old scored his debut Champions League goal in the 3-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt a few weeks ago, and while he didn’t directly contribute to a goal in Sporting’s 2-0 win over Tottenham, he really troubled their defenders and put in a solid showing.
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Even their captain Hugo Lloris was impressed by the performance and tipped Edwards to have a ‘bright future’ ahead of him. Tottenham will hope he can only keep better and get a big money move soon, so that they can bag a major amount that can help them keep making major signings as they did in the bygone summer transfer window.
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