Furuhashi + Maguire to join Tottenham FW-CB…Postecoglue’s predicted top 11?
There’s a new name that almost always appears in new Tottenham boss Enzi Postecoglou’s predicted best 11.
That would be Japanese striker Kyogo Furuhashi, who plays for Scottish side Celtic. After scoring 27 goals in the Scottish top flight in 2022/23, Furuhashi is consistently tipped to be a first-team regular for Tottenham next season, despite the difference in quality between the Premier League and Scottish leagues.
The Sun, a leading British tabloid, was no different. In a three-man centre-forward line-up that included Harry Kane, Furuhashi was dropped in favour of Kane.스포츠토토
“Spurs have made a number of transfers under Postecoglou. They could emerge in a completely new guise,” the paper predicted, “now looking for reinforcements as they aim to end their long wait for trophies in north London.”
The paper went on to give its predicted top 11 for Spurs’ new season, starting with the goalkeeping position, where Brentford’s Spanish goalkeeper David Laya is likely to replace Hugo Llorente, who is set to leave the club at the end of the season.
“Tottenham’s post-Postecoglou era will not include captain and club legend Kane,” The Sun continued.
“Manchester United are on Kane’s trail, joined by Real Madrid,” said The Sun, adding that “Postecoglou will trigger a £20m transfer fee to bring in Furuhashi as Kane’s replacement,” indicating that the Japanese striker would cost Tottenham £37bn.
There will also be a change at centre-back. Harry Maguire, who is expected to leave the club soon, is predicted to form a centre-back pairing with Argentine defender Cristian Romero in the back four. Maguire’s strengths as a left-footed defender, despite being pushed back to the fourth or fifth position at United, could be used to his advantage at Tottenham.
As for the other eight players, The Sun predicted that they would be retained rather than transferred.
Destiny Udoji, who is on loan at Udinese in Italy, is expected to return and start at left-back, while Son Heung-min and Dejan Kulusevski will support Furuhashi on either side of him. Rodrigo Bentancur, who is rehabbing after surgery, was also expected to be a key player in the centre of midfield when he returns in November.