Last season, Spurs allowed a staggering 63 goals in the Premier League alone. The teams that gave up more points finished in 15th, 16th, 18th, 19th, and 20th place, making their mark the sixth-worst in the division.
Change is obviously needed, and the first step will be the new boss Ange Postecoglou’s change in strategy.In his typical 4-3-3 system, the ex-Celtic manager is anticipated to switch from a back five to a back four.
From the front to the back, Postecoglou will oversee an increase in intensity. The Australian also prefers a possession-based style of play.
Therefore, it is essential to field center halves that are quite at ease with the ball. A new center-half or two was always expected to be on the schedule this season as a result.
Postecoglou will be permitted to sign two new center backs, and three players appear to be left on the shortlist of targets, according to Football London.
Marc Guehi and Harry Maguire, for example, had earlier in the window been linked to Spurs. In fact, last month, the Daily Mail and Telegraph both reported that Tottenham was interested in Maguire.
According to ESPN, Erik ten Hag is willing to make money off of the England international this summer due to financial constraints at Old Trafford. By doing so, the club’s transfer budget would increase, giving Andre Onana, Mason Mount, and Harry Kane the triple coup they so much needed.
But in Football London’s report, Maguire was not even once listed among the players that Tottenham is targeting.
Instead, Edmond Tapsoba (Bayer Leverkusen), Micky van de Ven (Wolsburg), and Tosin Adarabioyo (Fulham) are the three players Spurs are focusing on.
According to the article, Tottenham’s summer transfer goals included bringing in “a new goalkeeper, two center backs, a central attacking midfielder, and a young winger.”
James Maddison is the new playmaker for the team, while Guglielmo Vicario has checked the first box. The defense will now be overhauled, and two players from Adarabioyo, Van de Ven, and Tapsoba are desired.
All three are thought to fit Postecoglou’s tactical criteria well. They are all at ease when in possession, quick, agile, good in the air, and powerful in one-on-one combat.
Price tags revealed; three to be axed
When Arsenal inquired about Tapsoba in January 2022, a £60 million price was given. Van de ven will likely cost Wolfsburg close to €30 million (£26 million).
Adarabioyo, on the other hand, may be the least expensive of the group considering that he is now in the final year of his deal with Fulham.
Football London came to the conclusion that it might be game over for Davinson Sanchez, Joe Rodon, and Japhet Tanganga if Spurs are successful in acquiring two new center-halves.According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Tanganga is said to be on Atalanta’s watch list.
While Eric Dier will remain despite having only one year remaining on his contract, Cristian Romero is secure.