Marcus Edwards

Marcus Edwards

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Country: England

Date of birth: 03/12/1998 (17 years old)

Place of birth: London (England)

Height: 170cm

Youth career: Tottenham Hotspur

Current club: Tottenham Hotspur

Squad number: —

Current national team: England U-18

Position: attacking midfielder, winger

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —

Tournaments participated in: 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/0), 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (5/2), 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup (3/0)

Contract until: 30.06.2017

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: David Silva

 

Strengths:

– pace Untitled1

– acceleration Untitled1

– dribbling Untitled1

– technique Untitled1

– passing Untitled

– creativity Untitled

– vision Untitled

– set pieces Untitled

– ball control Untitled

 

Weaknesses:

– athleticism

– aerial duels

 

Style of play:

– modern attacking midfielder/explosive winger

– highly technical and creative midfielder

– holds very good skill, pace and low center of gravity

– likes to dribble

– likes to shoot from distance

– often cuts from the flank to the inside of the pitch to either shoot or pass

– dead-ball specialist

– capable both of creating chances for team-mates, as well as scoring goals himself, due to his vision and ability to play off of other players

– known for his “quick feet”, speed of movement and close control

– likes to use his pace to stretch opposition defences when he runs the channels

– excellent balance and changes of pace

– likes to be given a free role

– very unpredictable for his opponents

– able to produce powerful and dangerous runs up field on the counter attack

 

He is best suited to playing as:

Attacking midfielder in 4-3-1-2.

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League summary (as for 13 May 2016):

No senior team appearances yet.

 

Description:

The future looks very bright for Tottenham in terms of the young talent they are bringing through – Harry Kane, Ryan Mason, Nabil Bentaleb, Dele Alli, Cameron Carter-Vickers and Josh Onomah – are the best examples of that. Marcus Edwards is the next “Spurs” graduate tipped to achieve great things in the future. The world heard about him during the 2015 European Under-17 Championship, where he played very well and scored two goals, including a beautiful strike to beat Ireland to send England to their inevitable quarter-final defeat against Russia. Few months later Marcus played at 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile, but young Englishmen were a massive disappointment and got knocked out already in the group stage despite high expectations.

 

Quotes:

“Seriously, Messi with an afro. Technically brilliant, he’s primarily an attacking midfielder, but he can play wide or deeper as needed. Edwards is usually the shortest guy on the pitch, but like Messi he’s strong with a low center of gravity. He has breathtaking close control and phenomenal dribbling ability, and manages to wriggle through defenders with the ball glued to his foot against all odds. But he’s not just a dribble-machine. Edwards has wonderful vision and a good eye for a through ball, and he’s comfortable dictating play and putting his teammates into dangerous scoring positions. Predominately left-footed, he is equally comfortable shooting and passing with his weaker right foot.”

(cartilagefreecaptain.sbnation.com)

 

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

9/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

Player has potential to become a key player in a top European club.

 

Links:

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