The 17-year-old Marcus Edwards, Tottenham Hotspurs midfielder has been tagged as one of the best prospects in world football. However, the Englishman has had a stand-off with his current club as he has refused to sign a professional contract. Edwards seems to have his heart set on joining Barcelona.
Edwards is currently on a scholarship deal with Tottenham which expires next year. According to the current scenario, it looks like the highly rated midfielder may leave for foreign shores with Barcelona looking as the next possible destination.
In his recent tweet, he has shown constant admiration for the Catalan giants. Although the recent favoritism can be down to the fact that Barcelona were due to play Tottenham’s arch rivals Arsenal in the Champions League.
But, Edwards have constantly shown his love for the Spanish giant. In a recent action on his Twitter account, the English youngster has retweeted a post from the official Premier League page stating his love for the amazing skill Barcelona forward Neymar possess.
He has also retweeted a post which compares high-flying Leicester City’s gameplay to the 2011 Barcelona team.
Wtf Leicester play like peak Barca 2011 😳https://t.co/HQGDVdoAaD
— Julian (@ElAficionadofcb) February 2, 2016
A host of English clubs are also monitoring the situation and looks to prize away the sensational talent. Edwards has had some good performances for the England Under-17s and is surely the reason behind creating such hype at an early age.
Tottenham offered him a professional contract on his 17th birthday. But, it is still unclear why Edwards did not choose to sign the contract.
Having featured in the Guardian’s list of 2015 talents to watch, Edwards has a bright future ahead of him. He is training with Tottenham since the age of eight and is considered as a future first-team player.
However, with his denial of signing a contract and his love for the Catalan giants, it won’t be surprising to see the talented player make way for Spain.
Nothing is official yet and we have to wait a bit more to find out the reality behind the story.
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