Tottenham are considering a deal for a “incredible” attacker.
Before the January transfer window, a fresh target has been discovered…
Tottenham Hotspur have identified a new striking target for the January transfer window, and he is a guy Ange Postecoglou is extremely familiar with…
Is Tottenham about to sign a striker?
Tottenham could be looking for a new striker in January after losing Harry Kane in the summer, and they have been touted as prospective suitors for Ivan Toney, with Brentford resigned to losing the forward, who is worth £80 million.
If Spurs are unwilling to match that exorbitant asking price, it has been stated that scouts are “convinced” the club should have signed Gent’s Gift Orban in the summer, implying they may revive their interest.
Postecoglou may also have faith in Richarlison in attack, as the Brazilian broke his duck and scored the vital equalizer against Sheffield United yesterday afternoon, after failing to score in his previous four Premier League outings.
Richarlison will need to maintain his present form if he is to remain in the starting lineup after the January transfer window, especially given that Postecoglou is now exploring additional attacking options, like Celtic winger Daizen Maeda.
According to TEAMtalk, Tottenham are now keeping a close eye on Maeda, with Postecoglou considering a reunion with his former teammate, with whom he worked during his time at Celtic Park.
Postecoglou is drawn to the 25-year-old’s versatility since he can play on both sides as well as through the center, having played at centre-forward on 66 occasions in his career.
Spurs are now negotiating the terms of a transfer for the Japan international, who has attracted the attention due to his “relentless engine and willingness to press.” Celtic are thought to be looking for a minimum of £25 million to authorise his exit.
How good is Daizen Maeda?
Shaun Ontong, who worked with Postecoglou at Yokohama F. Marinos, praised the Japanese winger’s engine, telling KEEPUP:
“It’s not just his speed, but Daizen’s ability to repeat speeds and sprints that impresses me so much physically.” Many quick players can make one short burst and then need time to recover before going again. His ability to do it and then do it again and again, even in the 80th or 90th minute. It’s simply incredible.”
Given that Postecoglou’s teams are notorious for pushing hard, the Celtic star may be an ideal match at Tottenham. He is also extremely capable of scoring goals, having scored eight in 31 Scottish Premiership games last season.
The former Yokohama F. Marinos player scored 23 goals in 36 games in the 2021 J1 League season, indicating he may possibly be used as a striker.
Maeda is undoubtedly a tremendously versatile player, but bringing him to north London for more than £25 million would be a risk given his lack of experience in a major European league.