Wolves simply have to target wantaway Marcus Edwards amid Leverkusen interest

According to The Sun, Tottenham youngster Marcus Edwards is a target for Bayer Leverkusen as he looks to leave North London, but Wolves should muscle in on any potential deal.

What’s the story?

The right-winger was compared to Lionel Messi by Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino when the Argentine manager gave him his debut as a 17-year-old back in 2016, but now he looks set to leave Tottenham following a lack of first-team opportunities.

Now a 19-year-old, if Edwards does depart he would become the second highly-rated academy prospect to leave Spurs within the space of one month after their 33-goal striker Reo Griffiths rejected a contract and joined French side Lyon.

Edwards, who has played for every England youth side until the U20s so far, was sent on loan to Norwich for the second half of last season but made just one six minute substitute appearance before returning to Spurs early.

Taking advantage

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Ahead of their return to the Premier League, Wolves have so far made nine signings to bolster their squad and are not short of talent. However, with the signings made it looks as though the West Midlands side are here to stay in the top division.

Edwards then could be the perfect deputy for winger Ivan Cavaleiro, who scored nine times and provided 12 assists last season to help Wolves to the Championship title. At 19 years of age Edwards clearly still has lots to learn but he would be in line for first team opportunities straight away at Wolves if he were to impress.

Valued at just £450,000 by Transfermarkt, Edwards will represent a fantastic bargain if he is able to eventually fulfil the potential that he is said to have and Wolves should do all they can to keep him from heading to Leverkusen.