Midfielder signs Tottenham deal after being given first-team guarantee - report
By London correspondent Tony Hughes
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Tottenham wonderkid Marcus Edwards has ended doubts about his future at the club by signing a new contract, according to a report.
The attacking midfielder’s future had been up in the air after he rejected a number of offers from Spurs last season.
But the Tottenham academy Twitter account claimed on Tuesday that Edwards has now committed to contract with the club after being guaranteed a first-team squad number and game time next season.
If you missed it yesterday, I’m told Marcus Edwards has signed a two-year contract with Spurs. https://t.co/qZGJpnrhg2
— Tottenham Academy (@thfcacademy) July 11, 2016
The 17-year-old attacking midfielder has just completed his first year as as scholar in the club’s academy and is one of the highest rated players in his age group in England.
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He was initially offered a professional deal at the end of last year but rejected it to throw his future up in the air.
But it now appears that Edwards has penned his first professional contract to replace his previous agreement, which was due to expire in the summer of 2017.
Edwards has been at Tottenham since the age of eight and he has long been considered as a future first-team player.
He starred for England at the European Under-17s Championship last May while he also played at the Under-17s World Cup last October.
He accumulated 23 caps for England Under-17s before progressing to the Under-18s for the national team.
In other Tottenham news, it has been reported that Bayern Munich have a “crush” on a 22-year-old Spurs ace.