Newcastle and Tottenham transfer target will cost £80m - Ange Postecoglou must pay it

  • Tottenham Hotspur will have a busy summer
  • Ange Postecolgou would like to sign a new defender
  • Everton have named an £80m price tag for their Tottenham transfer target
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Tottenham Hotspur are expected to have a busy summer transfer window. Ange Postecoglou has made it abundantly clear that he would like to make some changes. The culture of the club has been under question since the Aussie boss took charge and it's a mentality shift which he is best-placed to make. Therefore, the Tottenham board must grant his transfer wishes.

One area of concern for Tottenham Hotspur heading into the summer transfer window is their defence. While they have a blistering attack and a solid midfield, their defence is fragile and weak, for a lack of more sophisticated words to describe the back-line.

In the 2023/24 Premier League season, Tottenham conceded a whopping 61 goals, not good enough for a team who wishes to qualify for European football. In fact, no team in the top five of the Premier League conceded more goals than Tottenham, a personification of their weak defence which needs to be addressed in the summer transfer window.

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Newcastle and Tottenham transfer target will cost £80m - Ange Postecoglou must pay it

Thankfully for Tottenham fans, this is a problem which Ange Postecoglou notices and wishes to fix. According to a report from i news, Tottenham transfer target Jarrad Branthwaite is set to cost £80m, since this is the price tag which Everton have set for the English defender. It is also stated within the report that Newcastle United are showing a keen interest.

Tottenham Hotspur should absolutely pay the £80m fee requested by Everton. Even if this means signing nobody else or resorting to loan movements in other positions, Branthwaite is worth every penny.

The English centre-back who was recently called up to the national team has been a breath of fresh air this season. He has defended the Everton back-line with his whole heart and it's a mentality he would certainly bring to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Traditional English centre-backs were known for their tenacious efforts and putting their entire bodies on the line to prevent a shot at goal. This is exactly what Branthwaite provides, as well as being good with the ball at his feet. He would fit right in at Tottenham and he is certainly a defender within the Ange Postecoglou prototype.


Do you think Tottenham Hotspur should sign Jarrad Branthwaite from Everton in the summer transfer window?