Tottenham youngster Marcus Edwards could be about to face alleged suitors Barcelona in NextGen tournament

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The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder will surely be part of the side's NextGen squad in May.

According to a recent report from the Daily Mail, Tottenham Hotspur have been invited to take part in the first NextGen series for three years later this year.

The under-19 tournament will take place over three days in May with Tottenham joined by Barcelona, Ajax, Galatasaray, PSV Eindhoven and Ajax Cape Town, and one encounter in particular is sure to capture the imagination of Spurs fans.

If Tottenham go head-to-head with Barcelona it will show just how promising the next generation of Spurs players are; however it could also see one of their very best come up against a reported suitor.

Last year a report from Spanish website Bolavip.com claimed Barcelona were keeping a close eye on Tottenham youngster Marcus Edwards, a player regarded by some as the jewel in the crown at White Hart Lane.

The midfielder is a superb talent who looks destined for the very top, so it was no surprise to see Barca linked; after all, they are going to be scouting all around the world for the stars of tomorrow.

A year on Edwards, now 17, is likely to be involved in the upcoming NextGen tournament and with his current contract expiring in the summer of 2017 questions will be asked regarding his future the longer a new deal goes unsigned.

Surely Edwards will remain in North London long term given the exciting things happening under manager Mauricio Pochettino, but it will be interesting to see how he performs against a club that would reportedly consider a move of their own.

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