Southampton youngster Diamond Edwards is attracting interest from a number of clubs after the midfielder impressed on his return from injury this season
- Southampton beat competition to sign Diamond Edwards from Reading in 2019
- The young midfielder has missed the majority of the season through injury
- But the 18-year-old has impressed recently in the U18s Premier League Cup final
Southampton youngster Diamond Edwards is attracting interest from a number of clubs after making an impressive return from injury.
Edwards is strong on the ball and has the ability to take players on, however, the teenager's work ethic and willingness to press City's slick passing side also caught the eye while he almost grabbed the equaliser with a clever chip that went just wide of the post.
Southampton youngster Diamond Edwards is attracting interest from a number of clubs
First team manager Ralph Hasenhuttl was also in attendance at the game and must have been pleased as the young Saints came to life whenever Edwards got on the ball. It was clear the Austrian has talent emerging through the ranks.
Southampton beat off competition from others to sign Edwards from Reading and their track record of giving youngsters a pathway to the first team will no doubt play a big factor in whether they can keep hold of him.
Describing Edwards, Southampton U18s coach Mikey Harris said: 'Diamond missed the majority of the season through injury.
First team manager Ralph Hasenhuttl was in attendance at the U18s Premier League Cup final
'But since he's come back into the team, he's scored some fantastic goals and he's definitely a player that will get the fans off their seats.
'He's an excellent dribbler. And yeah, he can work a shot and can score goals and create goals. He also runs really hard for the team.
'So it's been great to have him back. He's worked really hard in his rehab to get back here. So we're really pleased for him.'
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