Ange Postecoglou isn’t even formally Tottenham Hotspurs’ supervisor for 2023-24 but however already the Australian’s potential switch targets are being revealed for the upcoming season.
Postecoglou is within the coming hours set to be named as the brand new boss at Spurs, who’re reeling from an eight-place end within the Premier League, and a home trophy drought that stretches again to the 2008 League Cup.
Now Spurs are additionally dealing with the daunting actuality of loosing star talisman and gun striker Harry Kane, leaving Postecoglou with a seismic process of rebuilding the European hopefuls.
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Needless to say, Postecoglou might want to make investments closely within the switch market — and three prime priorities have reportedly been focused.
Daily Mirror studies that Brentford keeper David Raya is on the wishlist with veteran captain Hugo Lloris broadly anticipated to go away this summer season.
Postecoglou’s attacking type calls for a keeper who can play out from the again, and Raya is famous as a talented ball-player who may match the invoice.
Striking a deal might be tough, nevertheless, with Brentford’s asking worth reported by The Sun as £40 million ($75m), whereas Spurs solely wish to pay £20 (A$37.5m).
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Meanwhile, valued on the similar worth of £40 million is one other Spurs goal in Leicester midfielder James Maddison.
The Daily Mirror studies that Spurs could be keen to match a rival bid from Newcastle, which can be stated to be desirous to signal the 26-year-old.
Wolves defender Max Kilman was a 3rd goal named within the Mirror report with Postecoglou doubtlessly clearing home at Spurs — Eric Dier and Davinson Sanchez are defenders doubtlessly being compelled out the door.
While it’s unclear how a lot Kilman would price, his market worth is taken into account to be within the area of £20-25 million (A$37.6m – A$47m).
The Telegraph additionally studies that Postecoglou’s arrival is anticipated to set off a participant clear-out with as much as seven first-team gamers on the chopping block.
Among them embody Lloris, in addition to full again Ivan Perisic and Ryan Sessegnon.
Transfer bids for Ben Davies is also entertained, whereas Arnaut Danjuma and Clement Lenglet have been additionally named by the Telegraph report.
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And the clear-out could not cease there with Giovani Lo Celso, Sergio Reguilon and Harry Winks additionally doubtlessly heading in the direction of the exit.
The largest switch challenge dealing with Postecoglou on arrival, nevertheless, is star striker Kane and whether or not he might be leaving.
Kane is coming into the ultimate 12 months of his contract and Spurs might want to promote him now, in any other case it runs the chance of dropping him totally free at season’s finish.
Manchester United led the race to signal Kane, however Real Madrid has since emerged because the entrance runner because the Spanish giants search a substitute for Karim Benzema.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy values Kane at over £100 million.