Marcus Edwards is heading back out on loan. Hopefully this time it’ll be a better experience. Tottenham Hotspur announced via its social media channels that the young attacking midfielder, once compared to Lionel Messi by Mauricio Pochettino, is heading to the Eredivisie, spending 2018-19 season on loan at SBV Excelsior.
So, this could actually be a very good thing for Marcus and just what he needs to get his career back on track. We all know that the Eredivisie is a fast-paced, offensively-oriented league — it’s why so many Eredivisie players who put up gaudy stats end up with moves to bigger European leagues that may (or may not) pan out... like Vincent Janssen. But it also creates an atmosphere for players with talent to do good things.
And really, Edwards NEEDS a good loan. He had a disastrous one at Norwich last season that was equal parts bad fit and attitude, depending on who you believe. I still really really want Edwards to succeed and there’s no question he has bags of talent, so I’m pulling for him here.
Excelsior, a Rotterdam club, finished 11th in the league last season, and it seems likely that if he keeps his head screwed on straight Edwards could make some noise on that side. If we’re lucky, this might be his ticket back into Pochettino’s good graces. If nothing else, a good loan will make it easier to move him in the offseason next summer.
Plus, whenever he scores we can all shout “EXCELSIOR!” at our screens which is definitely a thing that normal people who aren’t comic book nerds do, right?