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Spurs can reignite Son with Marcus Edwards move

Tottenham Hotspur have been handed a boost in their pursuit of an exciting young target…

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That’s according to journalist Pete O’Rourke, who thinks Sporting Lisbon winger Marcus Edwards could be very keen on a return to north London.

He would tell GIVEMESPORT:

“Marcus Edwards would give serious consideration to a move back to Tottenham.

“Obviously, he did very well against them in the Champions League this season, and I think the whole point of him leaving England in the first place to go to Sporting Lisbon was to get first-team football and to prove himself with the ultimate goal of probably coming back to England.”

Whilst the Englishman boasts a £52m release clause, the Lilywhites retain a 50% sell-on clause in his contract. Therefore, any fee they agree on will be halved due to this intelligent move.

Edwards could reignite Son

Given the promise shown at the back end of last season, which saw Antonio Conte lead his side into the top four ahead of rivals Arsenal, few would have expected this season to have gone the way it has.

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The Gunners sit eight points clear atop the Premier League table, whilst a five-point gap has opened up between Spurs and fourth-place Manchester United.

What has dramatically hampered their performances this season is the poor form of Heung-min Son, with the South Korean uncharacteristically toothless in front of goal.

Other than his debut campaign in north London, the 30-year-old has hit double figures every season in the league, with his most recent two years seeing him bag 23 and 17 respectively.

So to see him with just four goals in January is a far cry from the standards he sets for himself.

Therefore, the addition of another attacker to compete for places could be instrumental in resurrecting his form, especially one who is starring like Edwards.

In all competitions this season the 24-year-old boasts nine goals and nine assists, already building upon his 18-goal contribution tally from the year prior.

As such, when compared with other attacking midfielders and wingers in Europe, he ranks in the top 7% for non-penalty goals and the top 6% for assists per 90. 

He has unsurprisingly been labelled a “generational talent” by The Guardian’s Sid Lowe when speaking to ESPNUK, with his talents having only flourished since leaving his boyhood club in 2019.

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Now, upon returning, he would have an important task that could be imperative in turning around their season. Should he translate his creative form back to the English game, he can not only reignite Son but offer him another facilitator with which to allow him to thrive.