There are a number of Championship clubs keeping tabs on young Tottenham attacking midfielder Marcus Edwards, according to Football London.
The 19-year-old endured a torrid loan spell at Norwich City last season, and could be set for another year in the second tier of English football.
Would Aston Villa be a good destination for the young starlet? Or should Villa avoid?
This would be a risk, especially considering his poor spell at Norwich with behaviour issues cited as a reason for his lack of playing time.
Best for them to avoid him considering their current financial situation.
Given their financial restrictions, Edwards is an expensive gamble that they simply cannot afford.
With plenty of flair and promise but little experience, Villa should avoid this risk and instead opt for cheap, proven players at Championship level. Edwards also had time-keeping and attitude problems at Norwich, which does not bode well for a move to Villa Park.
Villa will have to go for players like this by the looks of things.
They might not cost as much but they’ll also be risks. If he knuckles down Villa will be happy they gambled but with their issues, they’ll also be in real trouble if he doesn’t perform.
It’s difficult to see how Villa can afford a talent like Edwards now.
Edwards would be a great addition at Villa Park, but recent financial developments make a deal difficult.
That’s the harsh reality for Villa’s supporters. It’s going to be a testing summer.
You’d have to say yes.
It’s hard to say what position Villa will be in by August but it doesn’t look good and there won’t be big money to spend.
So, bringing in talented youngsters who have real potential is the way to go and Edwards fits into that category.