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Man United ready to make an offer for English starlet impressing in Portugal



Manchester United to make an offer for Marcus Edwards

According to a report from Portuguese publication O Jogo (h/t Daily Star), Manchester United are ready to make an offer for Marcus Edwards, who has been impressing at Vitoria Guimaraes.

Edwards came through the youth ranks at Tottenham Hotspur. Not long ago, former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino compared the youngster to Barcelona captain and legend Lionel Messi. (h/t Daily Star)

“The qualities – it’s only looks, his body and the way that he plays – remember a little bit from the beginning of Messi.”

Marcus Edwards scored against Arsenal in the Europa League
Marcus Edwards has impressed for Vitoria Guimaraes (Getty Images)

However, Edwards couldn’t make the grade at Tottenham. The versatile attacker left the Londoners last summer to join Portuguese club Vitoria Guimaraes, and he has thrived there.

Till date, the 21-year-old Edwards has bagged nine goals and nine assists in 37 matches across all competitions. This has led to interest from Manchester United, while Tottenham themselves are considering re-signing him. (h/t Daily Star)

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is intent on signing a new right-sided winger in the summer. This has led him the club to eye a move for Jadon Sancho as well as Kingsley Coman.

However, reports in the Portuguese media (h/t Daily Star) are claiming that the Red Devils are interested in Marcus Edwards as well. In fact, they go on to claim that the club is ready to make an offer for the 21-year-old winger.

Jadon Sancho remains Manchester United's preferred choice
Jadon Sancho remains Manchester United’s preferred choice

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Edwards is expected to cost somewhere around £13m£18m. He has shown great potential this term and can be a good addition to the squad at Old Trafford.

However, any move for him is unlikely to take place unless Manchester United fail in the pursuit of Sancho and Coman.