By Wayne Veysey
Tottenham attacker Marcus Edwards has told the club he wants to quit this month and join a new team permanently, Football Insider has learned.
The 20-year-old has been frozen out of the Spurs squad during pre-season and the new campaign after an impressive season-long loan at Excelsior in the Dutch Eredivisie.
A source with knowledge of Tottenham’s transfer plans has told Football Insider that Edwards has made it clear behind the scenes he is seeking to sever his ties with the club he joined as a schoolboy.
The winger is keen to move abroad rather than drop down to a club in League One or League Two, where the window for transfers remains open until the end of August.
Edwards has spent the last 18 months on loan; first at Norwich, where he featured just six minutes over three months, before a far more successful spell at Excelsior.
Once hailed as a future great by Mauricio Pochettino, the wide man has failed to add to the single first-team appearance he made for Spurs three years ago while still aged only 17.
Edwards had hoped to force his way back into the first-team reckoning after scoring three goals and providing five assists from 33 Excelsior matches last season.
But he was omitted from Spurs’ pre-season tours in favour of multiple other young players at the club and his time at White Hart Lane is now drawing to a close.
Edwards is out of contract in a year’s time and is set to depart on loan again if Tottenham cannot agree a fee for a permanent transfer.