‘Messi heir’ No. 10, Pati, Tottenham loan deal surges + Barça in talks…SON and frontline switching
Tottenham Hotspur are expected to sign Ansu Pati before the transfer window closes. He is a resource who can synergize with Son Heung-min by changing positions during the game.
Transfer market pundit Fabrizio Romano posted on his social media account on Tuesday (June 30), “Tottenham are currently in talks with Barcelona about signing Pati. It is a loan deal until the summer of 2024. Barcelona want Tottenham to cover 100% of the weekly wages during the loan period.”
Barcelona source ‘Barça Universal’ also said: “Shortly after the news broke that Pati was willing to leave Barcelona, Tottenham and Chelsea emerged as possible destinations. However, Barcelona don’t want to lose Pati, so if he does leave, it will be on loan. At the moment, Tottenham and Barcelona are in talks.”
Tottenham underperformed last season. Antonio Conte, who took over midway through the 2021-22 season, led the club to the UEFA Champions League (UCL), but failed to build on that momentum last season. Conte was eventually relieved of his duties in March after poor results and controversial comments.
Tottenham then finished the season with an acting manager, who also delivered a disappointing performance. This time, it was no different. They were knocked out early in both the English FA Cup and the EFL Cup, as well as the UCL after a long absence. The team was also unable to compete in the English Premier League (EPL), finishing in eighth place. As a result, they will miss out on all three European competitions this season.
Spurs brought in Postecoglou to shake things up. He joined Celtic in 2021 after coaching in Asia, including Australia and Japan. Postecoglou quickly proved his leadership skills. In his first season, Celtic won the Scottish Premiership and the Scottish League Cup, making it a double.
Last season, he completed the “Domestic Treble” (winning three domestic titles). They won the league, the League Cup, and the FA Cup. Tottenham, who had been searching for a manager, expressed interest and finally got their man. Postecoglou will officially start his job in July. His contract is for four years.
Postecoglou’s arrival was a necessary reorganization of the squad. Some of the players who were used to Conte”s tactics, which were based on the use of a back three, were not suited to Postecoglou”s tactics, as he plays an attacking style of soccer based on a back four. 안전놀이터
So there were changes. For starters, Tottenham brought in Dejan Kuluczewski outright from his loan spell, along with Solomon as a flanking option and Maddison, who has been in top form as a second central attacking midfielder. At center back, they brought in Van der Vaart, as well as Guglielmo Vicario as a replacement for Hugo Lloris.
There are also resources for the future. Frontline striker Bellis and center back Phillips are also in Tottenham colors. Harry Kane, the centerpiece of the team, has left for Bayern Munich, and the departure of “captain” Hugo Lloris has been confirmed. Lucas Moura here, Harry winks.