Report: Highly-rated Spurs teenager Marcus Edwards joins England senior training

Marcus Edwards of Tottenham Hotspur and Jamie Hanson of Derby in action during the Premier League 2 match between Derby County and  Tottenham Hotspur at Pride Park Stadium on October 27,...

Tottenham's Marcus Edwards joined the England squad for training on Thursday.

Marcus Edwards of Tottenham Hotspur and Jamie Hanson of Derby in action during the Premier League 2 match between Derby County and  Tottenham Hotspur at Pride Park Stadium on October 27,...Marcus Edwards of Tottenham Hotspur and Jamie Hanson of Derby in action

According to the London Evening Standard, Tottenham Hotspur teenager Marcus Edwards joined the England senior team for their training session on Wednesday.

England take on Germany in an international friendly at Wembley Stadium this evening, and manager Gareth Southgate has seen a host of players pull out through injury.

Spurs trio Dele Alli, Harry Winks and Harry Kane have all been ruled out of England's games during the international break, but Mauricio Pochettino's men are still represented.

Marcus Edwards of Tottenham scores their first goal during the Premier League 2 match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at The Lamex Stadium on August 25, 2017 in Stevenage,...

Danny Rose, Kieran Trippier and Eric Dier are all in the squad, and those three Spurs stars had a Tottenham teammate join them for training earlier this week.

The London Evening Standard report that Spurs teenager Marcus Edwards was called in for training with the senior team on Wednesday, alongside Chelsea's Jake Clarke-Salter.

Edwards, 18, has featured for England at Under-16, 17, 18, 19 and 20 levels, and he was given a chance to feature in Gareth Southgate's senior squad as he continues his development.

Marcus Edwards of Tottenham Hotspur shoots from a free kick during the Premier League 2 match between Tottenham Hotspur and Swansea City at The Lamex Stadium on September 18, 2017 in...

The playmaker has been touted for stardom, with Spurs boss Pochettino even suggesting to Sky Sports in September 2016 that the teenager is a top talent, somewhat reminiscent of Lionel Messi.

Edwards won't be in contention for a senior call-up yet, and his inclusion in training was merely for experience reasons, but Spurs and England have every right to be excited about the youngster as he looks to progress.

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