Even in the summer transfer window, Tottenham’s transfer business is becoming frustrating.
Tottenham made some quick signings early in the summer transfer window. After Hugo Lloris informed the club of his intentions to leave, they quickly brought in Guglielmo Vicario. When Brentford made a high bid for David Luiz, they quickly identified another target, and Vicario was it.
With the signing of Vicario complete, Spurs turned their attention to the attacking midfielder that manager Enze Postecoglou had requested. Spurs set their sights on James Maddison, a player they had watched in the past. They fought off competition from Newcastle United. After landing Maddison, Tottenham quietly finalized the signing of Manor Solomon in an uncharacteristically quick transfer window.
But only until Solomon. Spurs’ biggest priority this summer is arguably strengthening their defense. Spurs had one of the worst defenses in the league last season. The offense shouldn’t be a problem as long as Harry Kane stays and Son Heung-min is given a proper role.
Postecoglou has also asked the club to sign a center back, as he believes it’s essential to play attacking football. He believes that with the likes of Davinson Sanchez, Eric Dier, and Ben Davies, it’s difficult to play the kind of attacking football he wants to play. This was evident in the first preseason game against West Ham United.
Spurs were trying to bring in players like Mickey van der Vaart (Wolfsburg) and Edmund Topsova (Leverkusen). In the early days of the transfer window, the reports were positive. Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reported on April 4 that “Van der Vaart has agreed personal terms with Tottenham until June 2028. A visit to England by the player, his father and his agent was decisive. Van der Vaan had positive feelings after meeting with coach Postecoglou,” the report said.
It’s been more than three weeks since the personal agreement was reached and Spurs have yet to agree on a transfer fee. This is likely due to one of two reasons Either Wolfsburg are demanding an exorbitant transfer fee or Tottenham are trying to get a deal done. If it’s the former, they should have given up early and moved on to other targets. 안전놀이터
If it’s the latter, fans will be even more disappointed. It’s no secret that Tottenham’s problem is defense, and trying to save money on a transfer isn’t going to help the team. The situation with Topsova is reportedly similar.
According to The Athletic, “Postecoglou wants two new center backs in this transfer window, but progress is frustratingly slow. Van Dijk and Topsova are among their main targets, but a breakthrough is still elusive,” criticizing Tottenham’s frustrating transfer market.