As journalist Paul Brown explores the possibilities of Royal Antwerp midfielder Arthur Vermeeren in an interview with GIVEMESPORT, Tottenham Hotspur could now heavily focus on integrating and developing young talent under Ange Postecoglou.
Prior to the current season, Posteceoglou was brought on board and given the difficult assignment of turning around the north London team. Spurs have had a number of extremely experienced managers, but they haven’t succeeded in Europe last season, and they have been struggling for a while now.
Under Postecoglou, Spurs are moving in a different direction, and they may try to attract young, promising players. Even though he has players like Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Eric Dier in his team, the Australian manager hasn’t been reluctant to start a less experienced player this season—most of them as substitutes.
Spurs are considering Vermeeren.
According to reports, Tottenham would look to sign Vermeeren during the upcoming January transfer window. The north London team hopes to entice the young player away from Royal Antwerp, with the intention of letting him stay on loan until the summer with the Belgian Pro League team. There is, however, a case to be made for the 18-year-old’s ability to contribute right away for the Spurs.
How this season’s Tottenham midfielders stack up against Arthur Vermeeren (per ninety minutes)
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WhoScored statistics (updated as of March 1, 2024)
In his GIVEMESPORT column, journalist Dean Jones speculates that Arsenal would try to recruit Vermeeren before the deadline, indicating that Spurs will probably have competition for his services. Vermeeren, who is only 18 years old, has proven this season that he can perform both at home and in the Champions League, and he has been a vital member of the Belgian team. He has the potential to play in England’s top division someday, even though the transition to the Premier League will not be easy.
This season, Postecoglou has given opportunities to a number of young players, including Bryan Gil, Oliver Skipp, Pape Matar Sarr, Destiny Udogie, and Micky van de Ven. With Tottenham heading in a different way this season and clearly reaping the benefits, veteran players like Hojbjerg, Dier, and Ivan Perisic are no longer seen as essential to the team. Spurs’ recent lack of success necessitated a change in the way things are managed, and they now have a great chance of qualifying for the Champions League.
According to Brown, there has been a shift at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and Postecoglou is now open to giving the team’s younger players more chances. Vermeeren would be a player for the future, the journalist continues, but if he were to sign with the capital club, he would also receive a considerable amount of playing time. Brown remarked in an interview with GIVEMESPORT…
“I believe that Spurs have changed significantly recently, and Postecoglou is eager to try and give younger players opportunities. Therefore, I believe that anyone they sign will be aware of that, and if they make a signing of such nature, you will see them in the starting lineup. Therefore, I believe Vermeeren would undoubtedly be one for the future, but if they were to bring him in, I believe he would receive minutes.”
Postecoglou desires a forward.
According to reports, Postecoglou and his recruitment team are planning to sign Dominic Solanke, a striker for Bournemouth, during the January transfer window in order to replace Harry Kane at Spurs. Since the summer departure of the Bayern Munich player, Spurs have used players like Richarlison and Heung-min Son as center forwards.
It could be challenging to get over the line in the winter window since the Cherries might not be too eager to let go of one of their best players in the middle of the season. Additionally, journalist Brown told GIVEMESPORT that reliable sources close to Tottenham have been adamant in their briefings, implying that Solanke isn’t now a target for the north London team.