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Tottenham Gossip: Summer of Strikers and In-house Conor Gallagher Theory

Tottenham Gossip: Summer of Strikers and In-house Conor Gallagher Theory

Tottenham Hotspur were involved in quite a bit of drama in the 2024 winter transfer window. They signed Timo Werner from RB Leipzig (on loan) to strengthen their frontline and also added more defensive cover in the form of Romanian centre-back Radu Dragusin.

However, Ange Postecoglou’s side also made a stunning late acquisition of Swedish youngster Lucas Bergvall – who ended up choosing them over Barcelona. With that being said, Postecoglou is well aware that his ‘rebuild’ at Tottenham is far from done.

For one, Spurs are yet to even sign a proper replacement for Harry Kane – whom they sold to Bayern Munich last summer. Son Heung-min has done a brilliant job playing in the Englishman’s role and Richarlison’s recent resurgence meant that the Lilywhites could postpone an elite striker signing until the summer window.

Well, it’s now being reported that the summer is likely to be one dedicated to finding a quality striker for Tottenham. Spurs are reportedly looking at a number of potential options to make a move for, but they really want to nail on the signing of a ruthless goal-scorer who can bring at least somewhat similar goal numbers as Kane – who broke the all-time goal record at Tottenham.

The Lilywhites are reportedly keeping an eye on Lille forward Jonathan David, who has scored 69 goals in 163 appearances for the French club. Another player of interest to Tottenham is Juventus’ high-flying forward Dusan Vlahovic, who has 12 goals in 20 Serie A games this season.

As they continue the search for a new forward, some Tottenham fans might be gutted that the club failed to sign a new midfielder in Conor Gallagher in the winter window. However, there is a theory that Spurs already have an energetic, prolific midfielder akin to the Chelsea star in their own youth team.

There’s a feeling that young midfielder Alfie Devine, who came through the academy after joining the club at the age of 16, has made 48 appearances for Spurs’ under-23 side and delivered 20 goal contributions (13 goals, 7 assists) in that period.

Devine has also made over 10 appearances for the England under-20 side and is earning a reputation for being a hard-working youngster. Knowing Postecoglou’s love for young talent, he could fast-track Devine’s path to the first team and use him as his own Conor Gallagher if needed going forward.