Tottenham midfielder Marcus Edwards has joined Excelsior on loan in Holland’s top division for the remainder of the 2018-19 season.
The Englishman only returned to the club this summer following a six-month loan spell with Norwich City in The Championship, where he managed to make just one appearance. Any hopes he might have had of breaking into Mauricio Pochettino’s first team this season have been quickly dashed as his development continues to stall despite his considerable talents.
Edwards has represented England from U-16 to U-20 level and was part of the U-19 European Championship winning team last year, whilst at youth level with Spurs he has also been impressive, finishing top of the goalscoring standings in the UEFA youth league last season and managing to find the back of the net regularly in the Premier League 2.
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According to Sky Sports, the young starlet has today accepted a loan move to Excelsior in the Eredivisie, on a season-long deal which Lily Whites supporters will hope proves successful so he can return to North London as a genuine contender for the first team.
Marcus Edwards has joined Dutch Eredivisie side @excelsiorrdam on loan until the end of the season.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 30, 2018
At the moment Spurs are flying in the Premier League, with a squad brimming with top-class players and depth in every position which has helped the club secure three wins out of three so far.
Edwards might not be part of Pochettino’s plans in the near future, but with Tottenham reluctant to sign players in the transfer window and favouring promotion from within, there is every possibility that he could one day get his chance if he keeps his head down and proves himself capable of playing at a higher level over the next couple of years.