Udinese is a superb opportunity for Tottenham's Marcus Edwards

(L-R) Marcus Edwards of Excelsior, Kik Pierie of SC Heerenveen  during the Dutch Eredivisie  match between SC Heerenveen v Excelsior at the Abe Lenstra Stadium on March 30, 2019 in...

Tottenham talent is heading to Udinese.

Marcus Edwards of Tottenham Hotspur scores a goal from the penalty spot during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Enfield Town and Tottenham Hotspur U23 at Queen Elizabeth II Stadium on...

Tottenham Hotspur attacker Marcus Edwards is on the verge of a move to Italian side Udinese.

Italian outlet TuttoUdinese reports Edwards is close to a permanent switch to the club.

Udinese was not the obvious choice for Edwards to move his career forward, but it could be a smart one.


Udinese finished a respectable 12th in Serie A last season, ahead of Fiorentina and Parma.

They struggled for goals, scoring only 39 times in 38 games, and are crying out for a player with invention and ability to unlock defences.

These are gifts Edwards has, and Udinese could be the right platform for him to show it.

Marcus Edwards of Tottenham Hotspur takes a penalty to score his sides third goal during a Premier League 2 match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at Tottenham Hotspur training ground,...

The slower more technical pace of Italian football should give Edwards time and space to let his creative side blossom.

Udinese is the club where Alexis Sanchez's career took off. His form at the club earned him a big money move to Barcelona.

Edwards would certainly take that outcome if it were offered to him.

Oliver Bierhoff and Zico are two of the more famous players who have also worn the Udinese shirt in the past.

A more low key face could help Edwards settle, former Tottenham youngster William Troost-Ekong.

The move is a gamble, but Edwards' career at Tottenham looks to be done. This could be a case of him landing on his feet.

Marcus Edwards of Tottenham Hotspur takes on Papy Djilobodji of Sunderland during the Premier League 2 match between Sunderland and Tottenham Hotspur at Eppleton Colliery Welfare Ground on...

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