According to the renowned football journalist Fabrizio Romano, Tottenham Hotspur may not prioritize acquiring a traditional number 9 in the transfer market to replace the departed Harry Kane.
Writing exclusively for the Daily Briefing, Romano outlined Spurs’ new approach, emphasizing their readiness to adapt and pursue different types of players, similar to their acquisition of Brennan Johnson from Nottingham Forest this summer.
While Johnson does not serve as a direct replacement for Kane up front, his presence offers Tottenham a fresh dimension in attack.
This flexible strategy appears to be yielding positive results, as the team has enjoyed a strong start under their new manager, Ange Postecoglou.
Postecoglou, an Australian tactician, has surprised many with his impressive beginning at Spurs.
Romano provided insight into the fruitful working relationship between Postecoglou and Tottenham’s chief, Daniel Levy, a contrast to the club’s past experiences with managers.
“Tottenham have commenced this season brilliantly despite losing a world-class goal-scorer in Harry Kane,” Romano remarked.
He acknowledged that while retaining Kane was a priority for Levy, it ultimately proved impossible to convince the player to stay, leading to his transfer to Bayern Munich.
Crucially, Romano noted that Tottenham, in collaboration with Postecoglou, chose a different transfer strategy.
Given the lack of a suitable traditional number 9 on the market, they opted for alternative player profiles, exemplified by the signing of Brennan Johnson.
This decision has left them content, as they believe they’ve secured an important player for both the present and future.
Highlighting the historically turbulent relationship between Levy and previous Spurs managers, Romano emphasized the significance of the alignment between Levy and Postecoglou in determining this strategy, which appears to be yielding positive results.
Tottenham currently does not feel compelled to urgently seek a new number 9 in the transfer market.
Instead, they intend to assess the market situation closer to the next summer transfer window, potentially in March, April, or May.
As of now, the transfer front for Tottenham remains tranquil, with the club content with their recent acquisitions and the strategy they have adopted.