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Ange Postecoglou wants Eberechi Eze at Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur are showing keen interest in signing Crystal Palace attacking midfielder Eberechi Eze in the summer transfer window. 

According to a report from Football London, the 25-year-old midfielder has become a “priority” target for Spurs.

Ange Postecoglou is a “big admirer” of the English midfielder, who has a release clause of around £60 million, plus additional add-ons worth in the region of £8 million.

Eze will not have a shortage of admirers, and it is “up to Daniel Levy” to secure a deal for the Eagles midfielder.

Spurs hold a slight advantage in the race to sign Eze. The playmaker is represented by CAA Base – the agency that represents Postecoglou and several Spurs players too.

Should Tottenham sign Eberechi Eze?

Eze played a key role for the Eagles last season, featuring 27 times in the English top flight, contributing 11 goals and four assists.

Crystal Palace will not be keen to lose him for anything less than the release clause, having already agreed to sell Michael Olise to Bayern Munich on a big-money deal.

He has a contract at Selhurst Park until 2027, and Palace are under no pressure to sell him this summer.

The question is – will Spurs spend heavily on the midfielder?

There is no doubt that the midfield is one area that needs bolstering in the summer. Postecoglou is expected to offload players like Bryan Gill, Giovani Lo Celso and Pierre-Emile Højbjerg among others.

There are even suggestions that the Spurs boss is not entirely convinced by Yves Bissouma, and the north London outfit could be willing to sanction a deal should they receive a good offer for him.

Eze is a skilful player who is a delight to watch, but does he fit into Tottenham’s system? He is someone who is not used to doing a lot of tracking back. He works best in a system where he is given a free role upfront to join the attack and play out killer passes.

While Eze might fancy a move to another London club, whether Levy will sanction the budget for his transfer is a different question.

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