The tenure of Ange Postecoglou has commenced at Tottenham, signaling a fresh direction for the club under the Australian coach, writes the football.london. This appointment marks a departure from Chairman Daniel Levy’s previous choices of Antonio Conte, Nuno Espirito Santo, and Jose Mourinho as head coaches.
Postecoglou’s primary objective is to restore Tottenham’s standing among the top teams, competing for trophies, and, in the short term, rebuilding a strong bond with the supporters. A style of play that is both entertaining and captivating could play a significant role in bridging the gap and rejuvenating enthusiasm for the team.
The upcoming summer transfer window presents an opportunity for a squad overhaul. Several departures are necessary to streamline the squad after missing out on European football and to align with the new coach’s preferred style. Substantial progress has already been made in this regard.
In terms of incoming players, two notable options are currently being discussed. David Raya appears to be the frontrunner for the goalkeeper position, with negotiations progressing after reportedly reaching an agreement on personal terms. However, a transfer fee still needs to be finalized with Brentford.
The situation surrounding Dejan Kulusevski is also intriguing. Although effectively a Tottenham player for the past 18 months on loan, Spurs have decided against activating the clause in his contract for a permanent move. Instead, they are attempting to negotiate a reduced fee with Juventus. Encouraging reports suggest that a deal is nearing completion. Should these two acquisitions materialize, there may be room for further signings.
According to Sky Sports, Tottenham is now targeting Fulham defender Tosin Adarabioyo for a potential move this summer. Adarabioyo, 25, has entered the final year of his contract with Fulham, and it appears unlikely that he will extend his stay. This situation presents an opportunity for Postecoglou to secure a cost-effective reinforcement for the center-back position, especially considering Clement Lenglet’s return to Barcelona and Davinson Sanchez’s potential departure. While it remains to be seen if Spurs will pursue Adarabioyo more aggressively, the pieces seem to be falling into place for an eventful summer transfer window.