Exclusive: Postecoglou’s next move in the transfer market as Tottenham stance on three targets clarified

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Tottenham and Ange Postecoglou are exploring a number of options in their pursuit of a replacement for long-serving striker Harry Kane this summer.

According to sources close to CaughtOffside, three names on Spurs’ list include:

  • Porto’s Mehdi Taremi
  • Lille’s Jonathan David
  • Gent’s Gift Orban

The opening name on that list was one of the preferred profiles selected by the club’s recruitment team, though the Primeira Liga attacker has, for now, been put on the back burner.

As things currently stand, Tottenham no longer consider the Iranian a top priority, with other opportunities in the market being explored.

Postecoglou’s men do remain well-informed on the situation of David and it’s understood that the player not only wishes to make a leap to a big club but could also do so if Lille receive a suitable offer.

The Canadian’s price-tag has been set at £55m. The London-based outfit have approached Lille to confirm details of a potential deal but an official bid is yet to arise.

On the front of Orban, Gent have made it abundantly clear over how much will be required to prise the Nigerian away from the Belgian top-flight – only offers of at least £25.8m will be seriously considered.

Tottenham’s interest in the striker is understood to be very real and the player has jumped up their shortlist in terms of priority.

It’s expected that Spurs will come up with a first concrete move for the player in the coming days.

In terms of how the money gained in the Kane sale will be reinvested, CaughtOffside understands that the funds will not be fully reinvested back into the squad in light of Tottenahm’s lack of European football this year.

One thing that is clear: a top level striker will not be arriving in the English capital this summer. Instead, in line with the aforementioned names on the club’s shortlist, it’s far more likely that a more promising option in that position will be acquired.

That mission has been partly accomplished with the signing of Alejo Veliz. Plus, the club won’t feel inclined to spend a great deal given how much they have already invested in Richarlison.

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  1. Orban or Jonathan David I would be happy with. But what worries me is the fact all the decent defenders we’re linked with are now being snapped up by other clubs. If we get Lenglet back, It’s over for me. No more supporting the club!!!

      1. Are you actually a Spurs fan? We shipped 63 goals and apart from Romero, not one defender covered themselves in glory, why, when we want to get rid of Davies, Dier, Sanchez and Tanganga, would we want to buy someone who we don’t own and try to get rid of the rest, buy this flop

  2. Typical Spurs. Levy knew Kane was leaving when he bought Richarlison, not realising how bad he is. Then we ignored our defensive problems leaving us with Dier as cover when Romero gets suspended- and we know he will get at least 2 red cards and a hatful of yellows. Also we spent a fortune on Porro who comes with a reputation for being a useless defender. We buy a cheap, ordinary keeper and are supposed to be elated? After 62 years supporting Spurs I’ve given up.

    1. I feel the same , Levy is not at tall ambitious , he’s just interested in money, money, money, penny pinching all the time , he should get Tabosa and Orban straightaway whatever the cost, I’m losing interest in spurs after 57 years of supporting them

      1. Agree that Levi’s not tall (LOL), but lack of ambition? He’s delivered one of the best stadiums in Europe, best training ground, three of the most sought after managers, Poch, Mourinho, Conte.

        Our worse league position for the last few years was eighth after Conte lost hope, in the most competitive league in Europe, with, before this season, European football on a regular basis. The problem’s been on the pitch, mostly, lack of a real leader to hold onto results.

        Hopefully, we’re back to positive, attack-minded football and the results will come. Maybe a tall order this season, but watch this space!

  3. The defence is our major headace and we need another offensive midfielder Thought we will go for Harvey Barnes but let New Castle plucked him and watch how he played yesterday More work for us Supporters not sure was is in there for Spurs this season The coach may perform a miracle Let us wait and see with today’s match

  4. Jay and Vic are spot on,I despair seeing Lenglet linked with Spurs. If Lenglet was a top 4 defender do you think that Barca would sell him, he was part of the worst Barca defence 2 years ago.It only improved when he was sent to Spurs on loan. Porro will improve, but Richarlson and Romero will spend more time on the injury and suspension list then playing. Our recruitment team need sacking, but with Levy incharge of transfers (only his cronies claim his innocence) we have no chance.. The arguement that we have a top rate stadium and training facility can only be supported by having a top rate team proving it . The only thing that ENIC have achieved is a bulging property folio.,read the statement made yesterday from the THST.

  5. Levy is clueless. Lenglet would not be an upgrade on Dire Dier. Now considering Lukaku? We’ve already got at least one useless overpaid lump, offload Richy and Ndombele, stop trying to shave a few quid off the bargain bucket rummage and get some quality players.

  6. Levy has given himself total control of transfers once again and we see the results. Kane sold too late for reinforcements to be acquired and acclimated before the season opener – expect another slow start that kills any hope of a top 4 place. Disgruntled players kept in a bloated squad because Levy demands unrealistic fees for them. Incoming players selected based on cost rather than skills – replacing the worst ball distributing goalie in the Premier League with one who is only marginally better being a prime example. Making just one meaningful addition to the defense when the new manager is introducing a system that further exposes an already slow and error prone back line. Deja vu.

  7. Levy wouldn’t back Poch, why would Ange think he’d get a go.
    Lenglet is useless as is Dier, who doesn’t fit Ange’s system at all. We are selling sanchez but keeping dier. (not that Sanchez is a great loss but he does fit Ange’s system better than Dier. Actually any cb other than maguire fits Ange’s system better than Dier).

    We just got 100 mil spend 50 of it on Tapsoba and 30 on Gift Orban and you still have 20 left.

  8. Why is it such a great achievement in having the best ground and training facility if they do not provide the required level of competence expected.Players brought in by Levy, no one else,have not been selected for their footballing ability or their part in a plan to build a team, but purely on low cost and potential sell on value. Conte was the only manager who had the balls to tell the truth.

  9. Problem was Conte’s football was always going to be frustrating, boring sh*te, irrespective of the players Levy bought?

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