Tottenham could be set for a late piece of business this month despite Ange Postecoglou admitting that transfers were unlikely at this stage. Spurs have completed two of the most high-profile deals in the January window so far with little expected before deadline day.
As sides across the Premier League balance risk and reward at a tough time of the season to conduct transfer activity with the prospect of being punished for breaching financial rules, it has been a quiet mid-season window. Postecoglou has been able to add vital reinforcement though, bringing in Timo Werner and Radu Dragusin.
However, the Australian didn’t see his side getting up to much in the final three days of the window. “Look, unlikely I’d say,” he said on Tuesday of the chances his side were active before the February 1 cut-off. “I don’t see any incomings. Outgoings a little bit different because I’m not totally engaged with that, other people are doing the work around that. I’d say unlikely on both fronts without ruling anything out.”
That could be out of date pretty quickly though as just hours later it was reported in the Daily Mail that the club are in talks with Brighton over a possible move for Bryan Gil. The 22-year-old has only played nine league games this season despite a host of attacking injuries and started just two of those.
He was an unused substitute for the 1-0 FA Cup fourth-round defeat to Manchester City last week and has already been on two loans since arriving in north London in 2021. It is said that the Seagulls are looking to secure a temporary move for Gil as they aim to continue to put the pressure on the top four/five.
Gil has hardly been in the plans at Tottenham under both Antonio Conte and Postecoglou. He is yet to score for the club in 41 appearances.
Even though business has once more been conducted quickly by Tottenham, Postecoglou admitted that things had changed this window compared to his first in charge, especially with new sporting director Johan Lange in place. “Yeah, it has been a little bit different and I’ve been less involved than I was in summer it is fair to say,” he admitted.
“It’s good and obviously this window is a little bit trickier because I had games, in the summer there are no games so if I needed to put more energy into that side of things I could. Obviously, we’ve had games and with Johan there and his group of people working alongside him, it has just meant I have had less involvement in a lot of the ordinary stuff and my role stays specific now to what it should be around the final decision.”