Moises Caicedo to Chelsea transfer could give Ange Postecoglou the Tottenham midfield of his dreams

Defense is very much a priority for Tottenham at the moment, but Ange Postecoglou may need to add another midfielder to his ranks before the summer transfer window closes. Already boosting the manager’s midfield options with James Maddison joining on a long-term deal from Leicester City, a possible departure for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg could force the Lilywhites back into transfer action in the middle of the park.

A key player in the Tottenham side ever since his move from Southampton in August 2020, the Denmark international is believed to be open to leaving the north London club this summer. Atletico Madrid have been heavily linked with the 27-year-old, who does not seem natural for the roles in Postecoglou’s Tottenham midfield.

Amid question marks over the futures of Giovani Lo Celso and Tanguy Ndombele, as well as Rodrigo Bentancur, who is still working his way back to full fitness, Tottenham cannot afford not to replace Hojbjerg if he is to travel to the Spanish capital or elsewhere. One player who has been linked with a move to the N17 is Chelsea ace Conor Gallagher, although it remains to be seen whether the Blues would sanction a deal with their rivals given how little they have done between each other in the past. reported back in June that Tottenham have an interest in the England international, who has been tipped to leave Stamford Bridge as part of the many changes set to take place under former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino. Gallagher was in action for Chelsea on Wednesday night in the Blues’ first pre-season game as they thrashed League Two side Wrexham 5-0 in North Carolina.

Operating in a midfield two as part of Pochettino’s 4-2-3-1 system when introduced in the second half, the 23-year-old’s late goal highlighted what he is all about. Picking up the ball on the halfway line and driving forward with it before spreading it out to his left, Gallagher continued his run and found the far corner with a low drive from the edge of the box after Raheem Sterling had teed him up.

A goal Wrexham goalkeeper Rob Lainton perhaps should have done much better with, the build-up demonstrated what Gallagher has in his locker as he has the quality on the ball and energy to get forward and support in attack. A tenacious and committed player who brings bags of energy to the team and is also excellent at pressing, carrying the ball upfield and making late runs into the box to score, it’s not hard to see why Postecoglou and Tottenham would be interested in securing his services before the transfer deadline.

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He possesses the necessary qualities to be a big hit under the Australian and the Spurs boss could even take him to new levels given his footballing philosophy and the attacking brand of football that comes with it. Gallagher would certainly give the former Celtic manager options in midfield as he has a wealth of experience playing in a box-to-box role, as an attacking midfielder and on occasions in the past in a holding role.

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