Tottenham Hotspur are among the clubs interested in the services of Peterborough United defender Ronnie Edwards.
According to an exclusive report from Football Insider, Tottenham Hotspur are keeping an eye on Ronnie Edwards. The 18-year-old Peterborough defender has raised a few eyebrows with his performances in the youth competitions and Spurs were among the clubs to closely monitor his progress.
The north London giants are currently in the process of profiling the English youngster, who initially arrived in Peterborough last summer. He mostly played for the reserve side but was given two starts in League One, with the club eventually getting promoted to the Championship.
Edwards even featured in Peterborough’s opening match of the season against Luton Town, but after a heavy 3-0 defeat, coach Darren Ferguson has appeared reluctant in using him again. The defender, as a result, is once again playing for the reserve side, although that has not deterred Tottenham from monitoring the 18-year-old.
It appears the Premier League outfit are keen on building a solid core in defence under the leadership of Nuno Espirito Santo. They already have Joe Rodon and Japhet Tanganga in the first-team, but the addition of more young talents could certainly boost the club’s profile, especially once Brexit’s laws over homegrown players kick in.
Edwards, to that end, is certainly an exciting option as he is regarded as one of the most talented young defenders in the Championship. Although the English defender is yet to make his breakthrough in professional football, it is apparent that he has the potential to become an asset in the future.
A move to Tottenham, in that regard, could be beneficial for the 18-year-old, although he will aware of the lack of success Rodon has had since making the jump to the Premier League last year. Not to mention, the club has appeared very keen on strengthening the senior side and are in the market for Jurrien Timber.
Hence, a prolonged stay at Peterborough could perhaps be the best option for Ronnie Edwards right now. He needs to make his breakthrough in the Championship this season and gain some much-needed experience, before taking the next step in his career.