January 30, 2024

The player said, “You just pack up and go,” implying that the only thing you can do is accept a transfer from Tottenham.


Of the teams interested in Sebastian Szymanski, Tottenham might prove to be the best offer for the 24-year-old if one materializes.


The midfielder, who only joined Fenerbahçe this season after leaving Dynamo Moscow in the summer, has excelled, tallying 12 goals and dishing out 14 assists in 35 appearances thus far.


Tottenham is interested in signing him and may need to spend up to €35 million to do so. Kamil Kosowski, a former agent and specialist for Przeglad Sportowy, believes the player will seize the opportunity to work under Ange Postecoglou should it become available.


He states that since he is now playing well, “there is no better time” than the present to transfer to a premier league, such as the Premier League, but he must first determine whether England is “the right choice” for him.


But, he “deserves this next leap” in his career and will arrive with a lot of confidence, so if a team like Tottenham were to show up, “you just pack up and go.”

The only critique leveled at Szymanski by Kosowski is the necessity of bringing this form to the national team, but Spurs won’t be concerned about that; instead, they will only be considering how he might help them.


Therefore, if the offensive midfielder decided to join Tottenham in the last days of the transfer window, it appears that a lot of people in Poland would be behind him.




View: Spurs’ projected starting lineup against Brentford: Ange to axe forward following 0% cross stat




When Tottenham plays Brentford in the Premier League on Wednesday, January 31, they will aim to recover from their FA Cup elimination.


On Friday, January 26, at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Spurs’ FA Cup adventure came to an abrupt end as they lost 1-0 to Manchester City thanks to a goal from Nathan Ake in the 88th minute.


Ange Postecoglou’s team had to swallow a hard pill, as it now appears quite possible that the Spurs will go into their 17th year without winning a trophy.


The only way Tottenham can keep that scenario from happening is if they win the Premier League this year, which seems improbable right now. However, since league play is all that remains for the team, Postecoglou will make sure every member of his squad gives every game their all.


This will start when the Bees travel briefly north for a midweek London derby, helped by the return of Ivan Toney, who scored a goal in the team’s 3-2 victory over Nottingham Forest on Saturday, January 20 at the Gtech Community Stadium.


Guglielmo Vicario will probably be between the sticks, trying to stop Toney from going two for two. Vicario wasn’t at his best against City; he spilled Kevin De Bruyne’s late inswinging corner, which gave Ake the opportunity to bundle home. Vicario will be hoping to get past that error with a strong showing and clean sheet against Brentford.


The anticipated full-back duo of Pedro Porro and Destiny Udogie will start; the latter had a particularly good performance against City at left-back, recording three tackles, two clearances, one interception, and winning eight of his fourteen ground duels while keeping Phil Foden mostly quiet (Sofascore).


In his second start since returning from injury, Micky van de Ven looked impressive last time out, making seven clearances and completing 97% of his passes. He will likely start next to Cristian Romero, who, on the other hand, wasn’t at his best against City, winning only 50% of his ground duels and only completing 88% of his passes.


After a lengthy absence, Rodrigo Bentancur is expected to start in the middle of the field. Oliver Skipp may start beside him in lieu of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg. The Denmark international struggled against Pep Guardiola’s team, giving up two easy passes, committing one mistake that resulted in a shooting, and winning just one of his five ground battles. For this reason, Postecoglou may be eager to make changes.


James Maddison, who started the FA Cup as a substitute, is expected to play from the start this time. Brennan Johnson would therefore be dropped to the bench and Dejan Kulusevski shifted to the right to make room for the England international.


Johnson performed poorly versus City, winning none of the three duels he engaged in, completing just 50% of his passes and 0% of his crosses. On a night to forget for the Wales international, he was also dribbled past once, gave up possession 13 times, and wasted Spurs’ one great opportunity of the game.



Tottenham Postecoglou has few choices on the left, and Timo Werner, who also struggled against City, appeared a little more capable than Johnson since he converted his one huge chance and finished his one dribble. For this reason, he is probably going to stay in the starting lineup.


The only senior striking option available to the club is Richarlison. Despite a lackluster performance against City in which he failed to register a shot on goal, Richarlison will likely start as he looks to maintain his excellent league form, having scored six goals in his last six games in the top flight of England.


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