A new contract for Marcus Edwards is just as important for Tottenham in the long-term as Wanyama and Janssen deals

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham Hotspur have allegedly tied down their teenage talent to a new deal.

Tottenham's Marcus Edwards and Manchester United's Timothy Fosu Mensah in action

With Vincent Janssen joining recent recruit Victor Wanyama at Tottenham Hotspur earlier this week, the club’s fans will surely be on cloud nine, but there is another announcement they will be desperate to hear.

A new contract for teenager Marcus Edwards has long been touted and rumours on social media in recent days have suggested the 17-year-old has finally agreed an extension with the promise of a place in the first-team squad next season.

England's Marcus Edwards

Until an official announcement is made, the more pessimistic Tottenham fans may be wary, yet it seems the same under-the-radar dealing has been carried out regarding Tom Carroll’s extension so a lack of fanfare is not a concern at this time.

In fact, it is understandable given the recent signings of Wanyama and Janssen, with Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino and chairman Daniel Levy surely having other targets in mind in what remains of the summer.

That said securing Edwards’ long-term future at White Hart Lane could ultimately be every bit as important as bringing in ready-made stars.

Netherland's Vincent Janssen celebrates.

The young midfielder is the gem in Tottenham’s academy, a player with sublime talent who has the potential to go all the way in the game.

Back in March the Guardian claimed Edwards was in a standoff with the club and could leave on a free transfer in the summer of 2017. But if a new two-year contract has been agreed it is a huge relief for those Spurs fans who know just how good he is.

Wanyama and Janssen are the stars of today but Edwards could be the star of tomorrow, and if he has put pen to paper this summer has just gone from a good one to a great one for Tottenham fans.

Alexis Sanchez fights for the ball with Victor Wanyama

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