Tottenham transfers: Daniel Levy poised to complete signing of ‘clever’ attacker who’s tipped to cause rift within Spurs

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy

Two sources have confirmed managerless Tottenham will complete an attacker signing, though one observer thinks it could cause a rift at the club despite admitting he was wrong about the player.

Spurs are poised to make a concrete approach for Celtic’s treble-winning boss, Ange Postecoglou. The Australian has an admirer in Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy and the arrival of chief football officer and fellow Aussie, Scott Munn, will be another boost to Postecoglou’s hopes.

If the 57-year-old does get the nod, the Sun claim Celtic’s lethal frontman, Kyogo Furuhashi, could follow him to north London.

Spurs are understood to have set aside £25m-£30m for a move that likely hinges entirely on whether Postecoglou is appointed.

However, not all summer signings will be down to the new manager. Indeed, both the Evening Standard and Athletic recently reported Tottenham are primed to activate the option to buy in Dejan Kulusevski’s loan deal.

The Sweden international, 23, initially arrived on an 18-month loan that contained both an obligation and option to buy.

The obligation was voided after Spurs failed to qualify for the Champions League in the 2022/23 campaign. However, the back-up option remains valid and both outlets stated Spurs will trigger it.

Per the Athletic, the option is worth a ‘slightly lower fee’ than the £31m the obligation was set at.

With a sporting director and permanent manager still not in place, it’s Daniel Levy who’s taking the lead on the Kulusevski decision.

However, when speaking to Football Insider, former Spurs full-back, Alan Hutton, voiced his concerns about the move.

While Hutton was keen to stress Kulusevski has proved his initial doubts about the player wrong, he did raise the prospect of the next Spurs manager not wanting Kulusevski.

Indeed, if Postecoglou were appointed and Kyogo brought with him from Celtic, for example, Kulusevski may become surplus to requirements despite only just signing outright.

Kulusevski praised, but Tottenham situation far from ideal

“I think he has been a shining light, I think he has done really well,” said Hutton.

“When I first saw him I thought he maybe looked a yard slow but he makes up for that with his talent and how clever he is and his movement. Plus, he is probably not as slow as what I thought.

“I can see why they want to make it permanent. But again, what manager is there? Do they want to make it permanent? How much are they going to pay at the moment?

“I do not really see him having a future at Juventus so I think it would be a good deal if they can get him for the right price.“

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