Tottenham Hotspur have announced that midfielder Marcus Edwards has joined Norwich City on loan for the rest of the season.
The club have also confirmed that defender Cameron Carter-Vickers has been recalled from his loan spell at Sheffield United.
Edwards is one of the club’s brightest, young prospects, although having yet to feature for Spurs this season, the 19-year-old has been sent out in search of first-team minutes.
Good and strange moves
There is no doubt that Marcus Edwards is one of the most exciting players to have come through the academy ranks at N17, even being dubbed as the “mini Messi” by manager Mauricio Pochettino.
However, these comments have since been retracted by the Argentine, with the player yet to feature for Tottenham’s first-team this season.
Instead, Edwards has been plying his trade with the younger age groups, notching eight goals and five assists in 16 appearances for the Under-19s and Under-23s.
This move, in theory, is a perfect one for the 19-year-old who will get a chance to experience first-team football in a strong division, a similar move which proved invaluable for a certain Harry Kane.
Meanwhile, Tottenham have made a strange call by bringing back Carter-Vickers, mid-way through what has been a successful loan spell for the US central-defender.
The 20-year-old started 17 of Sheffield United’s games in the Championship, having managed to nail down a regular place in Chris Wilder’s starting-11.
This is a very odd move from Spurs given the amount of game time the player has been getting in the Championship and the fact that he is unlikely to feature for Spurs this season.
Marcus Edwards has joined Norwich City on loan for the remainder of the season from Spurs 🙌
— BT Sport Score (@btsportscore) January 15, 2018