British winger is one of the best rated in the leonine squad and, within the attack, of those with a lower termination clause
Marcus Edwards is Sporting’s most marketed player and SAD knows that, at the moment, he is the least safe target for the last days of the season. After raising the release clause for Gonçalo Inácio to 60 million euros, the British winger became one of the best rated in the leonine squad and, within the attack, of those with a lower clause. The 60 M€, of which Sporting will be entitled to only 65 percent in case of sale, represent some risk at this stage, because the last deals promise high proposals, in order to guarantee the last reinforcements.
SAD wanted, even before the summer, to increase the clause to €80m, after having negotiated with Tottenham another 15% of the player’s pass. However, the agreement with the Briton did not go ahead, at a time when the left-hander was performing at a great level in the Europa League, after a good Champions League group stage.
Pochettino’s connection to the player, knowing him from Tottenham times, was given as a facilitator for an approach by Chelsea. But no approach arrived and the blues are associated with many other targets. The Premier League is the left-hander’s biggest dream. Rúben Amorim wants to keep the player, but realizes that, in case of a proposal close to the clause, there is negotiation. If he leaves, the coach wants a new winger to replace him.