Five players Spurs can sign that are perfect for Ange Postecoglou's project

Dominic Solanke of Bournemouth

Ange Postecoglou has hinted that he requires more reinforcement over the summer in order to carry out his project at Tottenham.

Spurs are winless in four games and have failed to take advantage of Aston Villa’s slip-ups in the race for top four. Postecoglou has cut a frustrated figure on the sidelines having been unable to register a point in more than a month with questions being raised about his lack of a plan B.

Reports suggest Daniel Levy will provide funds for three key signings this summer with a number possibly heading out of the exit door as a result. has taken a look at five options the Aussie manager could look to sign this summer.


No, not the Liverpool striker but the ex-Celtic attacker. The 25-year-old made the move to Al-Ittihad over the summer and has had a gruelling time.

Jota is expected to push for an exit in the upcoming window having scored just four times in only 22 matches. The Portugal star was formidable under Postecoglou at Celtic, scoring 28 times and assisting 26 goals in his 83 matches under him.

A nimble striker that holds an average of just under a goal every four games, Jota would be a sufficient rotation player to begin with. After time in Scotland and Saudi, he will need time to get up to speed with the Premier League, but he certainly has an eye for goal.

Dominic Solanke

Dominic Solanke of Bournemouth
Jota of Al-Ittihad

If Solanke is to move to a top six club this summer, then Spurs seems the most likely destination. His presence would allow Son Heung-min to occupy his better wing position after struggling to be as prolific as the central striker.

The move would not come free of risk. Solanke may have netted 18 Premier League goals this season but it’s the first time he’s reached double figures in a top-flight campaign in his career. There’s no guarantee that this will continue, although Tottenham would provide a good bedrock to develop from.

If Solanke is to arrive then it could open the exit door for Richarlison. The Brazilian could be let go for the right amount this summer and any money would likely go towards more attacking reinforcements.

Kyogo Furuhashi

Celtic striker Kyogo Furuhashi
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Brought to Celtic by Postecologu in 2021, the Japan international is also accustomed to the ways of the Spurs boss and would come cheaper than Solanke. The 29-year-old netted 34 goals in 50 games under Postecoglou last season, so the coach knows how to get the best out of the attacker.

Like Jota, he would be a back-up and is unlikely to be first-choice given he is yet to pass the 20-goal mark this term. But Furuhashi is a high-energy talent who will press all day long and can dribble a bit too.

The forward still has three years left on his deal, so won’t come at a snip despite being cheaper than most Premier League options. The lower the fee can be negotiated, the more worthwhile a transfer he becomes given he turns 30 in January.

Pedro Neto

Celtic striker Kyogo Furuhashi -Credit:Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images
Celtic striker Kyogo Furuhashi -Credit:Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Wolves will not get as much as they had hoped for Neto this summer given his injury woes but may ultimately have to move him on due to their battles with Premier League spending rules. The reality is, most top four clubs will be reluctant to splash on him, perhaps besides Aston Villa.

It is they that Spurs may have to fight in order to land Neto should they want him. Postecoglou could offer him more game time than the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool, and might be able to haggle down his price.

Because of him missing 16 league games through hamstring problems this campaign, Neto would be a risk for Tottenham as for any club. However, he has shown quality when he has been on the pitch and might be worth the punt because of his 11 assists and three goals in 23 matches.

Tyrick Mitchell

Crystal Palace full-back Tyrick Mitchell
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The Crystal Palace defender has upped his game since the arrival of Oliver Glasner, which is why it might be hard to prise him away from Selhurst Park. That said, Palace could look to sell with only a year remaining on his contract.

Mitchell has played at wing-back under his new manager and scored in the 4-0 win over Manchester United. He’s also helped keep three clean sheets in Palace’s last five games and is known as a defensively sound full-back.

He would likely only be sought if Ryan Sessegnon and Ben Davies are shown the door, with Destiny Udogie having the left-back role on lockdown when he is not injured. If Spurs were to pursue the twice-capped England defender, it would likely only be because Palace have sanctioned a sale.