West Ham must join reported hunt for dazzling attacker at London rivals with exit likely
West Ham fans have always loved a maverick over the years and that is why the club should consider a move to sign Tottenham attacker Marcus Edwards.
The 19-year-old has endured a frustrating time with Spurs by making just one senior appearance in his career, while his loan spell ended this campaign with Norwich City earned him just six minutes on the pitch.
However, there is a reason he was once nicknamed “mini Messi” by manager Mauricio Pochettino and a change of scenery could be perfect for him to try really reach his full potential.
The Chronicle reports that Edward is expected to leave Spurs in the summer, but Newcastle United, Ajax and RB Leipzig are all named as interested suitors.
West Ham should consider jumping to the front of the queue to try land the England Under-20 international and handing him a fresh start at the London Stadium.
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The right-winger is renowned for his brilliant pace and trickery, while he’s also shown at youth level over the years he has an eye for goal.
He is a 5ft 7in (source: Transfermarkt) wide man that certainly can have a future in the game despite concerns over his character and joining Manuel Pellegrini could be the making of him.
The Hammers are always keen to promote young talents to the first team and Declan Rice was a brilliant example of that in the 2017/18 campaign.
It is not too late for Edwards to fall down a path of becoming a forgotten wonderkid and West Ham should definitely take a chance on him.
In other West Ham transfer news, Rangers are plotting a bid to sign an enforcer exiting the London Stadium this summer.