Transfer deadline over with, at least until January 2024
Our final acquisition was the signing of Brennan Johnson from Nottingham Forest after a long week of transfer window rumours. Johnson joins us on a contract until 2029. He will be wearing the number 22 shirt.
Normally, this is part of Daniel Levy’s MO, waiting for the last few minutes before concluding business. And, yes, in the case of Brennan, that was the case… but most of the other purchases had been done earlier.
Johnson joins from Forest, where he impressed the hierarchy in their Premier League promotion campaign.
Johnson will add a lot of pace and direct running to a technical attacking lineup alongside Kulusevski, Richarlison, Son, and Maddison.
He is our ninth signing of the summer window. The other deals were Pedro Porro and Dejan Kulusevski (both were on loan from last season and then made permanent this season). Guglielmo Vicario, James Maddison, Manor Solomon, Micky Van de Ven, Alejo Veliz, and Ashley Phillips were other purchases in this Transfer Window.
It was an interesting and very dramatic deadline for us. I stayed up until gone 11 at night to find out if we had sneaked in any other players; alas, Johnson was the last. Before the final deadline, the day was ultimately filled with maybes and almosts.
Johnson is a great signing; however, I believe it will probably take some time before he is ready to fit into Ange’s philosophy. Then again, Vicario, Maddison, and De Ven fitted in immediately. Probably depends on how he does in training. Whatever… he is one that Ange wanted and believes he is ideal for his system.
Granted, the fans and probably the manager wanted another centre-back… such as Conor Gallagher… but it wasn’t to be. If we had a chance of getting him, we would probably have had to shift other players from our ranks, but that didn’t pan out.
Ange Postecoglou seems happy with what he has got; if Tottenham is a work in process and it will probably take a season or two before we are ready to challenge for major honours and Champions League football, then the sky will be the limit. However, and saying that, we’ve started better than some people expected; we drew at Brentford (2-2) in the first game of the season, then we beat United 2-0 at home, then a trip to the Vitality stadium were we beat Bournemouth (2-0), and finally, we demolished Burnley at Turf Moor 5-2. A work in progress! If so, it is a very good work in progress. We can only get better. We’ve picked the right man to lead us to those Glory, Glory days and nights.
Players that have been sold or are out on loan.
Harry Kane Bayern Munich Bayern Munich €100.00m
Harry Winks Leicester City Leicester €11.60m
Djed Spence Leeds United Leeds Loan fee:
Lucas Moura São Paulo Futebol Clube São Paulo – free transfer
Joe Rodon Leeds United Leeds – loan transfer
Japhet Tanganga FC Augsburg FC Augsburg – loan transfer
Sergio Reguilón Manchester United Man Utd – loan.
More of the Burnley game to follow…
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