Tottenham talent is heading to Udinese.
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.
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.