James Maddison and Tottenham’s summer transfer plans to help transform Postecoglou’s midfield

Tottenham Hotspur are set to embark on a busy summer transfer window to shape their squad to suit Ange Postecoglou’s needs and that means some changes in attack.

Spurs signed the 57-year-old Australian this month and he arrives with a very specific style of play, using fast and furious possession, supported by pressing high up the pitch to win the ball back quickly. His preferred 4-3-3 system at the clubs will require Tottenham to make a number of changes to a squad built for different managers with different philosophies and most recently a wing-back trio with Antonio Conte.

soccer.london takes a look at what is needed at Spurs and what the plans are at the club to overhaul the squad for Postecoglou. We will focus on the midfield and attack today, while the second part tomorrow will delve into the defensive end of the pitch and the search for a successor to Hugo Lloris and new centre-backs, as well as exits.

When it comes to Tottenham’s midfield and attack, the two priorities this summer are understood to be a new attacking midfielder for the center of the pitch as well as a winger to operate further up the flank.

The Postecoglou midfield three often operates with a number six pivot who collects the ball from defense and sprays it around the pitch and then two number eights who will operate in box-to-box roles and look to drive up to support the center forward. on every occasion.

Spurs have plenty of players who can fulfill the pivot role, but fewer who can operate in the two more offensive positions. Rodrigo Bentancur and Yves Bissouma can operate in one of the three midfield positions in a Postecoglou system, while Oliver Skipp can sit in the deeper anchor role.

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Postecoglou is expected to make a decision on the future of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, who despite his increased attacking output last season is not as naturally suited to either midfield role. Bayern Munich are believed to have some interest in bringing the Denmark international back to the Bundesliga if Spurs and Hojbjerg decide to part ways.

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