Ajax midfielder Kenneth Taylor is a player who Tottenham Hotspur may want to keep an eye on in 2024. GIVEMESPORT has an internal claim on Taylor’s future thanks to transfer insider Dean Jones.
The team led by Ange Postecoglou has had a respectable start to the 2023–24 Premier League season. He will, however, believe that a recent slump in performance has tarnished the season’s enormously encouraging beginning.
Spurs, who finished ninth in the top tier in the 2022–2023 season, hope to return to the Champions League the following season after missing out on qualifying for any kind of European competition at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. In order to prepare for a demanding winter schedule, Postecoglou believes his Lilywhites team can weather their present injury issue.
Kenneth Taylor is of interest to Tottenham.
Spurs’ successful 2023–24 campaign has been primarily attributed to the midfield duo of Pape Matar Sarr and Yves Bissouma, with James Maddison filling the number ten position in front of them. In the middle of the park, Spurs appeared to be in excellent shape thanks to Rodrigo Bentancur’s comeback to play in October. But Tottenham might need extra depth at the position after the Uruguay international and Sarr suffered injuries, and Bissouma was suspended for one game.
Pape Matar Sarr and Yves Bissouma are midfielders for Tottenham Hotspur.
Tottenham began the season with a perfect ten-game record, but a shaky November and early December performance has them in fifth position, three points behind fourth-place Manchester City is seven points behind league leaders Liverpool. Consequently, it’s not surprise that Spurs are focusing on the winter transfer window of 2024.
Aston Villa and Newcastle United are reportedly interested in Ajax’s Taylor as well as Tottenham, according to TEAMtalk. The 21-year-old, who has established himself as a regular fixture for the Eredivisie giants during the 2023–24 season, has already been scouted by Manchester United and City. Although Taylor was reportedly hesitant to leave Ajax in January, a move in the summer of 2024 might tell a different tale.
Kenneth Taylor’s career statistics in the Eredivisie (12-12-23)
Dean Jones on Tottenham’s Kenneth Taylor
Jones has hinted that Tottenham would find it challenging to finalize a deal for Taylor and that the drama might last until the summer. According to the transfer insider, Ajax does not want the player, who makes almost £20,000 a week, to go in January since he is crucial to the success of the team. Smith stated to GIVEMESPORT:
Although this one would be challenging, Tottenham does need a midfield player. You would assume that after Ajax’s first few games of the season, everyone would be eager to leave and take any available opportunity to do so. But Ajax has improved over the past several weeks, and their new manager, who has begun to make changes there. Taylor is a constant on the Ajax team, and his performance will be crucial to how the season plays out.
According to the information I have, Ajax will not allow him to leave during the January transfer window; instead, it will have to wait until the summer. To be honest, I don’t think a player of that caliber will significantly alter Tottenham’s potential for the remainder of the season. So let’s observe and wait. He is now being scouted by other teams, so it might last until the summer.
News on Tottenham transfers, including Kalvin Phillips’s most recent
Given the improbable nature of a Taylor trade with Ajax during the winter transfer window, Tottenham may decide to focus their efforts elsewhere. Football Insider claims that Manchester City.
Kalvin Phillips, a midfielder for Manchester City, is willing to leave the Etihad Stadium despite playing little for Pep Guardiola.
According to the same source, West Ham United and Juventus are also keeping an eye on the issue, and Tottenham and Newcastle are also showing a “strong interest” in signing the 28-year-old in January. Phillips is eager to advance and play more football in order to guarantee his spot in Gareth Southgate’s England team for the 2024 Summer Olympics.
On December 11th, Jones revealed to GIVEMESPORT that Tottenham may try to recruit a versatile forward in January. Richarlison is expected to stay with the team and play a key role, as Son is scheduled to leave for the Asia Cup with South Korea in the new year.
On December 15, Tottenham will visit Nottingham Forest in an attempt to build on their 4-1 victory against Newcastle United the previous day. The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will host in-form Everton on December 23rd, followed by matches against Brighton & Hove Albion and AFC Bournemouth to end 2023.