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Spurs could supercharge Son by signing £30m gem with 54 goals under Ange

Ange Postecoglou could seek to fill the void that has been left behind by Harry Kane.

It may feel as if it was only yesterday that the summer transfer window came to an end, yet – like most clubs

– With the transfer window reopening the following month, Tottenham Hotspur will now focus on potential squad enhancements.

The defensive unit is the manager Ange Postecoglou’s main area of concern going into January. The former Celtic manager has just recently expressed his wish to bring in a new center-back, leaving little depth behind players like Cristian Romero and Micky van de Ven, the latter of whom is presently out due to injury.

However, a recent report by the Mirror claims that the north Londoners are also hoping to bolster their center-forward lineup in the upcoming season, as Harry Kane’s move to Bayern Munich has left a vacuum that has to be addressed.

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The Lilywhites are still in need of an out and out goalscorer to fill their Harry Kane void.

Naturally, Heung-min Son has been the team’s top scorer in Kane’s absence. However, Richarlison, who has only four league goals this season, is still scarcely prolific, so a more natural, long-term fit through the center is still needed.

Given that Kyogo Furuhashi, a Parkhead hero, has been Postecoglou’s unquestionable talisman in Glasgow for the past two seasons, it might not be a bad idea for him to attempt and get back in touch with him.

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Reports at the time said that Postecoglou intended to move the prolific scorer to England once he decided to trade the Hoops for the Lilywhites over the summer, with a cost of about £30 million having been proposed.

In the end, the former Vissel Kobe striker remained at Celtic Park after agreeing to a new, long-term contract in the summer. However, a rumor from last month claimed that Postecoglou had dispatched Spurs scouts to observe the 28-year-old in action.


That would imply that the seasoned coach is closely monitoring his former player, and it’s possible that the Premier League team may rekindle their interest in him next month, especially in light of the ongoing hunt for a striker.

For the top four contenders, a deal with the Old Firm heavyweights would be a true coup if Daniel Levy and company can pull it off.

Kyogo’s record under Postecoglou

The Celtic player and the former Yokohama F. Marinos manager obviously get along well; in the summer of 2021, the striker was brought to Glasgow as the first Hoops signing from Japan.

Since then, Kyogo has scored 62 goals and provided 13 assists in just 108 appearances in all competitions while playing north of the border, proving that £4.5 million purchase was an unquestionable steal for the Scottish champions.


54 of the 62 goals were scored in just 83 games under Postecoglou’s tenure. Since then, the small striker has struggled to sustain such scorching momentum under Brendan Rodgers, managing just eight goals in 25 appearances across all competitions in 2023–2024.

The 21-cap international was very strong in the previous season, when Celtic easily won the triple crown. He scored 34 goals on all fronts, and his overall goal involvement of 39 goals was even more than what Kane scored and assisted on in Lilywhite the previous year.

Although it would be difficult to duplicate such an accomplishment in the Premier League, former Celtic defender Ramon Vega is convinced that Kyogo can succeed in English football. He expressed this belief earlier this year:

Because Kyogo is such a talented player, I think he could fit into any Premier League squad.

“Some have made comments about his physical attributes and how he couldn’t handle strong opponents, but I don’t believe that. He is very talented, quick, and has an incredible football mind. He scores a goal out of nowhere, and his finishing is really lethal. He is an incredible striker from the penalty area, and any Premier League side would be lucky to have him.”

How Kyogo would fit in at Spurs

If Kyogo is to arrive in the new year, it could allow Postecoglou to truly get the best of talismanic skipper, Son, with the South Korean goal machine able to return to his usual starting role off the left flank.

While the 31-year-old is thriving as an unorthodox centre-forward at present, handing that responsibility over to

Considering that Son has done the most of his damage from the flanks this season, Kyogo would be a smart choice.

The former Bayer Leverkusen player has contributed with 86 goals and 45 assists in 204 appearances across all competitions since arriving to England in 2015, according to Transfermarkt. This shows the value of putting him back out wide when it’s feasible.

The £190k-per-week asset is also a genuine creative force when lining on the sides, as that assist total clearly shows. For this reason, having a dynamic striker like Kyogo on hand might also be quite helpful.

Kyogo’s 2022/23 Scottish Premiership season by numbers
36 games
27 goals
1 assist
1 big chance created
0.3 key passes per game
4.0 possession lost per game
7.11 average match rating
Stats via Sofascore

Postecoglou claims that the rumored Tottenham target has the “best” mobility he has ever seen, which guarantees that he can both extend the field to create space for Son and provide the Korean with a consistent outlet in the channels and beyond an opponent’s backline.

If a deal is reached, Postecoglou has the potential to get Kyogo blazing again, which would be a dangerous combination for the second half of the upcoming season and beyond. Spurs will probably be in for a treat.

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