By Wayne Veysey

17th Jun, 2021 | 7:29am

Sources: Edwards agrees personal terms as big-money Tottenham payout edges closer

Tottenham are close to sealing a £5million-plus payout as Marcus Edwards closes in on a move to Sporting Lisbon, Football Insider understands.

The Portuguese outfit had a £10.3million bid accepted by rivals Vitoria for the former Spurs winger earlier this month.

A recruitment source has told Football Insider Sporting have agreed personal terms with Edwards, 22, and all parties are now confident of the transfer being finalised.

However, Vitoria will only bank half of the fee, with the remainder going to Spurs due to a sell-on clause negotiated in the transfer two years ago.

The future-sale clause gives the London giants 50 per cent of his next transfer fee.

A graduate of the Tottenham academy, Edwards left Spurs to join Vitoria back in 2019.

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He made just one senior appearance, a 15-minute cameo in a League Cup win over Gillingham, for the Lilywhites.

The winger also spent time on loan with Norwich City and Excelsior before moving to Portugal.

Edwards quickly established himself as a regular for Vitoria, making 36 appearances during his first season at the club.

The versatile winger managed to score nine goals, including two in the Europa League, and contribute nine assists.

He struggled to hit the same heights during the 2020/21 campaign, with three goals and three assists in 36 games.

However, his performances were enough to convince Portuguese champions Sporting to splash out an eight-figure fee for his capture.

Edwards was also a regular for England’s youth sides up to under-20 level.

He was part of the Three Lions’ under-19 squad who won the European under-19 Championships in 2017.

In other news, Tottenham told to to sign “world class” centre-back after “brilliant” reveal.