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Postecoglou beaming as £30m midfielder tipped to join Tottenham dominates Liverpool in shock Anfield result

Ange Postecoglou, Ederson

Ederson made a huge impression in Atalanta's win at Liverpool

Tottenham could land one of the hottest midfielders in Europan football judging by the display of Atalanta star Ederson in Thursday night’s Europa League quarter-final romp for Atalanta at Liverpool.

Ange Postecoglou’s first season in charge in north London has gone well so far, with Spurs currently in a strong position to qualify for the Champions League next season.

However, there are still two glaring holes that will almost certainly be filled this summer, the addition of a dominant midfielder and a central striker.

And Tottenham scouts will have been hugely impressed after top target Ederson delivered an outstanding performance as the Serie A side stunned Anfield with a well-deserved 3-0 triumph.

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Ederson has been heavily linked with a move to north London this summer, with Calciomercato recently suggesting that Atalanta are requesting a fee of £30million for the midfield talent.

“Ederson’s a name who’s been in discussion at Tottenham,” Sky Sports journalist Michael Bridge recently told GiveMeSport.

“I think it’s an area where Spurs will consider adding a genuine No. 6.”

Meanwhile, a different GiveMeSport report claimed Tottenham are ‘totally convinced’ that the Brazilian talent is a perfect fit for Postecoglou’s style of football.

Any doubts over that claim would have been completely dispelled on Thursday evening, given how he dominated the Liverpool midfield.

Atalanta were rampant against the Reds as they handed them their first home defeat in 14 months to leave Jurgen Klopp seething.

Eurosport.it were certainly impressed with the Tottenham target Ederson as they gave their post-match ratings article, where he got a 7.5 score.

“We actually wonder how many Edersons are playing this evening at Anfield, given that the Brazilian is literally everywhere on the pitch,” they wrote.

“Perfect performance, without any flaw and indeed useful to remedy some uncertainty of his teammates.”

Ederson could be value midfield addition

Meanwhile, Italian publication Il Giornale gave Ederson a 7 out of 10 and wrote: “Substance and temperament to spare.

“You find him everywhere, but he sings and carries the cross with his back always straight. A fundamental player to have balance.”

The only problem for Tottenham now is that price tag may well have increased after Ederson’s performance on Merseyside.

Postecoglou is looking at bringing in a new defensive midfielder due to the inconsistency of Yves Bissouma this season and his inability to dominate games against teams that player a lower block.

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Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is also expected to move on this summer after failing to convince Postecoglou that he is worthy of a regular starting spot.

Spurs are back in action on Saturday lunctime when they face a tough trip to Newcastle in the Premier League.

A win at St James’ Park will consolidate their Champions League push, given that main rival Aston Villa head to current leaders Arsenal on Sunday.