Angke Postecoglou has confirmed Tottenham Hotspur intend to sign a centre-back to strengthen their defense before the new season begins. Edmond Tapsoba and Mickey van
de Fen were targets as they tried to drive signings. But so far no new defender has moved into the team.
Ashley Phillips, a young centre-back, 18, was about to join from Blackburn for £3 million but he was Seen more as a deal for the future and without affecting Spurs’ pursuit of a new centre-back, Postecoglu
recognize they need to solve the heart of a defensive line that has scored 63 goals in the Premier League. Last season and three more in the friendly against West Ham United on Tuesday.
“Some positions I have to identify early. It’s no secret that we have to strengthen our troops in certain positions. Goalkeeper is that position and centre-back is the same,” Postecoglu told reporters.
Asked if he wants a new defender before the season starts, Postecoglu replied: “Yes, I think that’s our intention, of course we’ve been working on this for a while and we’ll try. Deal with it as soon as possible.”
They are hoping to add two centre-backs this summer, excluding Phillips, who is expect to complete his medical soon and hopefully catch up. When traveling to join the team in the warm-up in Thailand
As for defenders in the team, Davinson Sanchez and Japhet Tanganga are available for release this summer. The Australian coach realized the need to downsize the squad.
“We have a large team size. (on tour), but my point of view is that I want to bring them along and work with them. Let me clear my thoughts and give them some clarity.”
“Because I think a lot of people will say, ‘Honestly this way of playing and training doesn’t suit me’ because like I said I did a lot of different things. ยูฟ่าเบท
last night It helps to clarify some things and there is no doubt that the team will be downsize. There will be more changes between now and the market closes.”