Why Marcus Edwards would be crazy to leave Tottenham

The 17-year-old Tottenham Hotspur midfielder would be wise to stay where he is.

According to a report from the Guardian, Tottenham Hotspur youngster Marcus Edwards is yet to sign a contract offered to him back on 3 December, the two sides seemingly at an impasse with the player set to become a free agent in the summer of 2017.

That still gives Spurs plenty of time to get a deal sorted for the exciting attacking midfielder, but could the 17-year-old actually turn his back on a side that is giving youth a chance with thrilling results?

Of all Tottenham’s youth products Edwards is rated among the best, with him and defender Cameron Carter-Vickers seen by many as the two players most likely to succeed long term at White Hart Lane.

And while Edwards is well within his rights to explore other options if he so desires, leaving Tottenham would be crazy right now.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino has showed he is not afraid to give youth a chance and he is on the verge of securing a possible Premier League title that would propel the North London club to the next level.

Tottenham fans looking into the near future see only more promise, with Josh Onomah, Harry Winks, Alex Pritchard, Carter-Vickers and Edwards all potentially joining the likes of Dele Alli and Harry Kane in the first-team for the next decade.

Edwards cannot afford to be swayed by the promise of more money elsewhere; he must remain at a side where he will get chances if he keeps his head down and works hard, not one offering the world only to have the path to the senior side blocked by expensive recruits time and again.

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