By Amir Mir
There are very few young players that can dribble as well as Tottenham teenage sensation Marcus Edwards, according to a secret scout.
The report, which was published in the Daily Mail, scouted 18-year-old Edwards, who has been dubbed ‘the next Lionel Messi’ by first-team manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Left-side midfielder Edwards has represented England at the under-19’s level during his short career so far, including playing for the Spurs first team.
A secret scout, who is working for the Daily Mail and is a top football expert, has raved about the Tottenham teenager and explained what dying art he possesses that very few young players have today.
“Almost entirely left-footed, he can move with the ball stuck to his laces and drift past bemused defenders,” the secret scout told the Daily Mail. “He is naturally gifted but there are so many other factors which will determine whether he progresses to regular senior football.
“I like the way he accepts the ball in tight situations and can wheedle his way out of trouble with a twist and a turn.
“Shows speed from a standing start, but it’s his dribbling that is his forte. So few young players can dribble well. It’s a dying skill as players are coached to see a pass and play early.”
Edwards made his senior debut against League One outfit Gillingham in September when Pochettino brought him on for the final 15 minutes of the EFL Cup encounter.
The versatile attacker could have represented the first-team a lot more this term had he not suffered an ankle injury in October which kept him out of action for four months.
Nonetheless, he has still played for the Tottenham under-21 this term, scoring four goals and supplying five assists during his 11 matches.
That includes finding the back of the net on four occasions and supplying three assists during nine Premier League 2 encounters.
At this moment in time, Edwards has earned call-ups to all England age groups from the under-16’s to the under 19’s.
He made his debut for the England under-19’s last October as the highly-rated player has scored two goals and provided two assists in three matches for his home country.
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