Sporting Lisbon star Marcus Edwards reveals he would like to return to the Premier League one day… and former side Tottenham ‘could land £26m if a club meets the player’s £52m release clause’
- Marcus Edwards has impressed for Sporting Lisbon since joining back in January
- He produced a man-of-the-match display against his former club Tottenham
- Tottenham though could be set to rake in a big sell-on fee if he is sold by Sporting
- They could reportedly earn £26million if his £52m release clause is met by a club
Tottenham could receive a £26million sell-on fee if former player Marcus Edwards gets his wish by returning to the Premier League in the future.
The 23-year-old produced a man-of-the-match performance for Sporting Lisbon in a 2-0 victory over Spurs in the Champions League.
After the match, Edwards said he would like to return to England one day – while reports have suggested Tottenham could land a £26million sell-on fee if a club pays Sporting’s £52m release clause.
Sporting Lisbon star Marcus Edwards is keen to return to the Premier League in the future
Edwards told BT Sport: ‘It feels great and I think we deserved it. We showed how we can play.
‘I wouldn’t say extra special, but it was a special feeling to play against Spurs. It was good to see people I know – players and coaching staff.
‘I stayed the same. Focus was the same. It’s a proper family environment here and I couldn’t be happier.
Tottenham could receive a £26million sell-on fee if a club meets Sporting’s £52m release clause for Spurs’ former academy star (chairman Daniel Levy pictured)
Edwards produced a man-of-the-match display for the Portuguese side on Tuesday evening
‘It’s home, so of course I want to come back there [to the Premier League] one day. I just focus on what I’m doing here for now.’
Edwards’ comments come as the Telegraph have reported that Spurs transferred the 50 per cent sell-on clause they negotiated as part of Edwards’ move to Vitoria Guimaraes over to his new contract with Sporting.
The player who has been nicknamed the ‘Mini Messi,’ came through the club’s youth academy before joining Vitoria Guimaraes in 2019 on a free transfer, in return for a 50 per cent sell-on fee.
Sporting paid almost £9m to sign the 23-year-old from Vitoria in 2019 and agreed to Tottenham transferring his 50 per cent sell-on clause, rather than putting the deal at risk and the English club pocketing just £4.5m from that transfer.
Edwards played for Spurs until 2019 when he left to join Portuguese side Vitoria Guimaraes
Edwards joined Sporting in January on a contract that runs until 2026 and contains a release clause worth just under £52 million, which means Spurs could one day bank half of that fee.
It could prove to be a masterstroke for Spurs, with Edwards scoring three goals and providing as many assists so far this season, and nearly scored one of the tournament’s best ever goals against his old club on Wednesday.
Sporting are now top of their group thanks to their 2-0 victory over Tottenham, thanks to late goals from substitutes Paulinho and Arthur Gomes.