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Marcus Edwards: Tottenham youngster completes Vitoria SC move

Marcus Edwards is reportedly set to leave Tottenham
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Marcus Edwards, who was once compared to Lionel Messi by Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, has joined Portuguese side Vitoria on a permanent deal.

The attacking midfielder had a loan stint in the Netherlands last season, where he made 25 appearances for Excelsior in the Eredivisie, scoring two goals.

He also had a loan spell at Norwich at the start of last year, but only made one Championship appearance for Daniel Farke's side.

The 20-year-old was under contract at Tottenham until 2020, and was the top scorer in the U19 UEFA Youth League in 2017/18 with four goals in six starts during the group stage.

"The qualities - it's only looks, his body and the way that he plays - remember a little bit from the beginning of Messi"
Pochettino on Edwards

He scored a further five goals in nine Premier League 2 appearances.

Edwards has represented England at U16, U17, U18, U19 and U20 levels - winning the European U19 Championship with the Young Lions in Georgia in 2017.

Edwards is Vitoria's second signing from the Premier League this summer as they sealed a season-long loan deal for Wolves striker Leo Bonatini last week.

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Vitoria SC sit 16th in the Portuguese Primeira Liga after three games played and will face Arsenal in the Europa League group stages later this season.

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