Just hours ago I posted a well-sourced rumor from the Guardian about Marcus Edwards potentially being loaned to a Championship club. The implication was that it would be worked out “in a manner of days.” Well, it turned out to be done a lot sooner than that!
The highly-rated, dribbly Tottenham youth academy grad will spend the second half of the season on loan at Championship side Norwich City, as announced by both Spurs and Norwich’s social media channels.
Norwich was one of the teams we talked about as a landing place for Edwards on loan, mostly because the Canaries had just sold ANOTHER Tottenham academy product, Alex Pritchard, to Huddersfield in this window. Edwards appears to be the Pritch replacement, which is a bit odd considering they’re completely different players.
Regardless, there are apparently minutes to be had and a desire by Norwich for a pacy, creative, dribbling midfielder with bags of potential.
In other loan-related news, Tottenham also announced that English-American center back Cameron Carter-Vickers has returned to Tottenham after spending the first half of the season on loan at Sheffield United. Cam had a pretty good stint with the Blades, becoming a regular starter and notching a goal and two assists in just under 1500 minutes. That’s a pretty good loan, and a bit surprising, though ESPN’s Dan Kilpatrick says the recall may have something to do with Cam not developing in the way that Mauricio Pochettino wanted.
#thfc Poch said last month that if CCV was recalled, the decision would be "more about his development than if we need or don’t need some more centre-backs in the squad". He's not about to play - I think they felt he was not developing in the right way at SU.— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) January 15, 2018
Of the two main players out on loan for Spurs, I’m a little surprised that CCV is the one to come back and not Josh Onomah. Joshy was sent to Villa to get experience playing as a central midfielder, and instead Steve Bruce has played him all along the forward attacking band, apparently to Pochettino’s consternation. At present, however, it appears that Josh will be staying at Villa for now.