So far this season, one of the Premier League’s surprise packages has been the Lilywhites. The Londoners are early title candidates even though they lost Harry Kane to Bayern Munich in the summer and Ange Postecoglou made his managerial debut in England.
Spurs’ chances of winning the championship are still slim, but Postecoglou is primarily concerned with strengthening his team in advance of a crucial second half of the campaign in which the team should contend for a top-four position.
However, James Maddison’s summer signing and Richarlison’s recent ailments haven’t helped. Prior to the January transfer window, Postecoglou is said to have compiled a shortlist of three attackers, with captain Son Heung-min being the only player who has been shown to score goals for the team.
Football Insider reports that one player on Spurs’ list is Juventus’s Samuel Iling-Junior, and the report goes on to describe the kind of player the former Celtic manager is looking to recruit.
A snippet from the report says: “A versatile attacker who can play on both flanks as well as moving inside to spearhead the attack.”
Having sold Kane for a reported £100 million (Sky Sports) less than six months ago, fans will be expecting chairman Daniel Levy to back the manager in the hope of continuing the side’s impressive start to the season.