Sporting Lisbon star Marcus Edwards reveals he WILL return to Premier League in emotional transfer after Tottenham exit
SPORTING LISBON hotshot Marcus Edwards insisted he will be back in the Premier League “one day” after putting former side Tottenham to the sword in the Champions League.
The Englishman, 23, left Spurs in 2019 on a free transfer to Vitoria.
And by January 2022 he earned a move to Sporting after impressing in the Portuguese top flight.
Edwards has continued his fine form this term, netting three goals and assisting three across all competitions.
Such form his manager Ruben Amorim says will land him England honours one day.
And he couldn’t have been handed a better chance to prove he can cut it in the England top flight than against Tottenham – the team he rose through the youth ranks at.
Edwards helped set the tone in the Champions League group stage match, showing off his Lionel Messi-like dribbling which almost ended in a goal.
Sporting went on to win the game 2-0 late on in added-time with goals coming from Paulinho and Arthur.
And Edwards, who has a £52million release clause, insists he’ll make it back to the Premier League one day.
Speaking to BT Sport after the match, he said: “It feels great and I think we deserved it. We showed how we can play.
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“I wouldn’t say extra special, but it was a special feeling to play against Spurs.
“It was good to see people I know – players and coaching staff.
“I stayed the same. Focus was the same. It’s a proper family environment here and I couldn’t be happier.
“It’s home, so of course I want to come back there [to the Premier League] one day. I just focus on what I’m doing here for now.”
Edwards was also quizzed on a possible Three Lions call-up, but cooled talk saying “I just focus on what I am doing here [at Sporting]”.
He continued: “I wouldn’t say it has crossed my mind.
“I just focus on what I am doing here so I don’t think about that but of course [it would be nice].”
Should Edwards earn a move back to England at his £52m release fee, Spurs would pocket HALF.
The North London club are believed to have a 50 per cent sell-on.
When Edwards move to Vitoria, Spurs allowed him to complete the transfer for nothing in exchange for the clever clause which could land them a massive cash windfall.
And after the tricky player landed a £9m move to Sporting, Spurs agreed to transfer the 50 per cent clause over instead of taking £4.5m.
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