Following today’s Romano update, John Wenham hypothesizes a last-minute Tottenham attempt to recruit a Premier League player.
According to John Wenham, Tottenham would rather acquire Conor Gallagher, a midfielder for Chelsea, than Arthur Vermeeren, who is expected to sign a contract to join Atletico Madrid.
The Sun reported on December 26 that Ange Postecoglou’s team was being linked to a deal for Vermeeren, a midfielder for Royal Antwerp.
But according to Fabrizio Romano, who provided an update on January 25 via his official X account, the Belgian is now close to finalizing his transfer to Atletico Madrid; the agreement has been completed, and the physical examination is scheduled on Friday, January 26 in the morning.
Wenham thinks there are further variables at work, despite the frustration that some Spurs supporters may feel that the team missed out on a talented young player.
Wenham added exclusively to Tottenham News, “Unfortunately, you can’t sign them all.”
“I think we’re just really well settled in that position, especially with Rodrigo Bentancur returning to the team with Pape Matar Sarr’s development that we have witnessed this season.
“I also think Tottenham is setting themselves up for a possible late Conor Gallagher bid. That seems to be the club’s goal, and I wholeheartedly support it.
“People will say Tottenham missed out on Vermeeren if he ends up being a great player, but maybe he just wants to move to Atletico Madrid.”
🚨🔴⚪️ Arthur Vermeeren to Atlético Madrid, here we go! Agreement finally sealed and time for contract signing.
Medical tests to take place today for 2005 born Belgian talent.
Announcement to follow. 🇧🇪
Deal in place with Royal Antwerp since three days ago. It’s all done. pic.twitter.com/vc2bR79Roi
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 26, 2024
This elite European team is not some tiny club that we are discussing. They always compete at the top of La Liga, have a fantastic stadium, and have participated in two Champions League finals in recent years.
Since we are unable to sign every player, I wish him well on this significant move.