Tottenham's Marcus Edwards scores second brace in a week for England U18s

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The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder is a very hot prospect.

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Marcus Edwards is clearly enjoying the international break, because just four days after scoring a brace for England under-18s against Austria he was at it again, netting another two goals in a 4-1 victory over the Republic of Ireland this weekend.

The 17-year-old is widely regarded as one of the very best teenagers coming through the ranks at White Hart Lane and on this evidence it is clear why.

Four goals in two matches for your country – even at under-18 level – is a fine achievement and Tottenham will be desperate to tie Edwards to a new long-term contract sooner rather than later.

The attacking midfielder is currently tied to the club until the summer of 2017 but the longer his contract runs down, the more other potential suitors will circle.

Edwards recently made the step up to Tottenham’s under-21 side, grabbing an assist in his last match at that level against Norwich City last month.

With Kyle Walker-Peters recently making the step up to Tottenham’s match-day squad and Josh Onomah regularly getting minutes under manager Mauricio Pochettino, it may not be long before Edwards follows suit.

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