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Tottenham Hotspur: Alasdair Gold can’t see Edwards returning

Links between Tottenham Hotspur and Marcus Edwards are way off the mark, Alasdair Gold has claimed.

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The Englishman came through the ranks at Tottenham, but moved to Portugal where he quickly became a sensation, and is now plying his trade at Sporting Lisbon.

The winger even scored against his former employers in the Champions League, and has been linked with a return to North London, but Gold has claimed that a move is far from happening.

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Speaking on the Gold and Guest Podcast, Gold stated that Edwards is simply not suited to Antonio Conte’s style, and hinted that a move is unlikely.

“We saw Marcus Edwards stuff coming out in the last couple of days, which from what we understand, at this point of time, is a little bit wide of the mark,” he stated.

“He’s just not a Conte player in my mind whatsoever.”

Extra firepower

Although Spurs have top class attackers in Harry Kane, Heung-Min son and Dejan Kulusevski, they have been criticised for a negative style of play, and may benefit from bringing in additional firepower in the January window.

With nine goals and nine assists this season, the 24-year-old is in fine attacking form, and could hit the ground running quickly if he is to return to his hometown.

However, given that Edwards is currently thriving as a first-team regular in Lisbon, it seems unlikely that he would want to move to a team where he would have a lot of competition for game-time, and in Conte’s current system, which sees three attacking players line up ahead of a defensive five and midfield two, there may be no space for him.

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Gold may be correct that Edwards is not a Conte player, with creative attackers such as Bryan Gil struggling for minutes under the Italian, and a move looks highly unlikely to happen.