Eberechi Eze to Tottenham transfer state of play as Ange Postecoglou has £60m advantage

Eberechi Eze of Crystal Palace during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal FC at Selhurst Park on August 21, 2023 in London, United Kingdom.
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Ange Postecoglou is looking to strengthen his Tottenham Hotspur squad in the summer transfer window. Spurs had an incredible start to the 2023/24 campaign, unbeaten in their first ten games with talk of challenging for the title in Postecoglou's first season.

However, the Lilywhites tailed away somewhat with injuries hitting them hard and eventually finished fifth. The 2024/25 campaign will be an interesting one, with Spurs not having the squad depth of other sides this season.

Postecoglou wants to sign a frontman, with reinforcements in defence and midfield a priority too. A number of players are also likely to leave the club, in what could be a major overhaul at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

When it comes to the forward line, one player who has been linked with a move to Spurs has been Ebere Eze. Palace look set to lose Michael Olise this summer, having agreed a deal with Bayern Munich for the Frenchman.

The Eagles would be reluctant to lose both him and Eze this summer, given their importance to Oliver Glasner's side, particularly in the second half of the season. But they may not have a choice if someone like Tottenham stump up the fee.

Eze is understood to have a release clause in the region of £60million and if Spurs put the money on the table, Palace would not have a choice but to let Eze speak with Postecoglou over a move to north London.

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"Ultimately with the talk of a release clause it'll be down to Spurs to put the money down that's required, but you would think any real movement is likely to come once his Euros involvement is over."