Journalist Sean Walsh stated in a 90-minute piece that Alejo Veliz at Tottenham is currently the subject of a lot of optimism.
Since moving to the middle, Son Heung-min has been very effective in front of goal, but in recent weeks, there have been more reports suggesting that Spurs may make a move for a center-forward in January.
After scouting the striker extensively this season, the Daily Mirror reported a few weeks ago that the Lilywhites are prepared to pay Feyenoord’s asking price for Santiago Gimenez.
Ivan Toney is rumored to have told Brentford that he wanted to leave, and Tottenham is still one of the top teams to sign him when his suspension expires in January (Daily Express).
Alejo Veliz is really impressing people at Tottenham
Walsh has since stated that, given that Veliz has been “fast-tracked” since joining in the summer, Spurs are more likely to sign a winger in January.
“Yeah, it’s probably a case of that,” the journalist responded when asked if Tottenham is more likely to sign a wide player than a striker on the Talking Transfers Podcast. Alejo Veliz, whom Spurs signed in the summer, is now highly regarded by the team and has already been quickly incorporated into the plans.
Although they have a lot of faith in Brennan Johnson, they would prefer someone who can play wide as well.
Regardless of how much Postecoglou and the coaching staff believe in Veliz, I believe that another adaptable attacker who can play anywhere in the front three is more needed right now than an all-around number nine. Next summer, the team can decide whether to bring in a new center-forward or not for Richarlison.
Postecoglou opens up on the temptation to change his tactics amid Spurs injury crisis
Ange Postecoglou has finally acknowledged that, given the drastic changes to the starting lineup during an injury crisis, there is always a temptation to switch up strategies.
Having said that, it also seems like the Tottenham manager will not waver, much like he did on Monday when playing Chelsea with nine men.
During his press conference this afternoon, he acknowledged the temptation, but he also said that he is pretty good at resisting temptation.
Postecoglou will keep his usual tactics against Wolves
James Maddison and Micky Van de Ven, two long-term absentees for Spurs who are unlikely to play again in 2023, will be absent.In addition to Destiny Udogie and Cristian Romero being suspended for their red cards on Monday, Richarlison, Solomon, and Perisic are also injured.
Towards the end of the Chelsea game, the Lilywhites used a back two consisting of Eric Dier and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, with Emerson Royal covering at left-back as well.
Postecoglou (Football London) stated, “There’s always the temptation, but apart from chocolate I’m quite good at not giving in to temptations,” in response to the desire to change.
Postecoglou will likely stick to his usual strategy while making the necessary personnel adjustments. Ben Davies will start on the left, followed by Pedro Porro on the right, and Ashley Phillips and Eric Dier in the back. Emerson Royal is an additional left-back option.