Marcus Edwards: Tottenham’s dazzling wonder kid
– Born in London, England
– Position: CAM (Cente attacking midfielder)
– Attended Winchmore hill school
– Edwards has been capped by England at under 16 and under 17 level
– Marcus is also eligible to represent Cyprus at international level
17 year old Marcus Edwards is a gem with in our youth academy and the starlet is fast becoming one of the most talked about youth prospects in England. A centre attacking midfielder by trade Edwards can also play on the wing, with his prodigious technique and incredible acumen, the weight of Edwards passing is phenomenal as too is the 17 year olds balance and skill. Edwards holds all the attributes that are essential in becoming a world class offensive footballer. A first year scholar, Edwards has been a key player for our under 18s this season and his wonderful performances have been eye catching, most notably his exceptional performance against Arsenal under 18’s where he scored a brace. Edwards has also been involved in a few under 21 matches this campaign which shows how advanced he is in his development at the club. I have seen Marcus play on numerous occasions for the under 18’s and twice for the under 21’s where he shone. In addition i have also seen him play internationally for England under 17’s.
(Edwards pictured below, playing for England under 17s against Italy)
Marcus has represented England at under 16,17 and most recently at under 18 level and the young Tottenham man has excelled on the international stage for the young lions. Only recently Edwards got two braces for England under 18’s in less than a week against both Austria and the Republic of Ireland. Watching Edwards play is like watching poetry in motion, with his phenomenal ball control and searing pace the 17 year old has the ability to change a game. Edwards can without doubt become a star at White Hart lane for Pochettino’s men in the future, and the 17 year old may not have that long to wait before he makes his debut as the talented Onomah made his senior debut shortly before becoming 18 in the FA cup last season. Edwards reading of the game is quite remarkable for someone so young, his intelligence of the game is as exceptional as his ability with the ball at his feet. Edwards future development still has a long way to go before he’ll be ready for Pochettino’s side. However, with great youth coaches such as Kieran McKenna of the under 18’s and Ugo Ehiogu of the under 21’s at the Tottenham academy, he will be carefully nurtured as he continues to improve. Remember the name!
Below are a couple of videos showing Marcus Edwards in action for both Spurs and England: