Postecoglou’s first Spurs transfer targets revealed after Celtic exit

Ange Postecoglou has already lined up his first three Spurs transfer targets, according to reports.

The 57-year-old Australian, who won the domestic treble with Celtic this season, moves south to London to replace Antonio Conte.

Conte was sacked in late March, with Cristian Stellini and then Ryan Mason taking temporary charge. Postecoglou will officially join Spurs on July 1.

After sealing his move today, the Daily Mail are now reporting who Postecoglou wants to bring in this summer.

The report states Spurs want to sign James Maddison – relegated with Leicester, Wolves defender Max Kilman and Spanish goalkeeper David Raya, who has turned down a new contract at Brentford.

Reports earlier this week also suggested that Postecoglou could take striker Kyogo Furuhashi from Celtic with him to the Premier League.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy said on the club’s website: “Ange brings a positive mentality and a fast, attacking style of play.

“He has a strong track record of developing players and an understanding of the importance of the link from the academy – everything that is important to our club.

“We are excited to have Ange join us as we prepare for the season ahead.”

Tottenham added Postecoglou’s backroom coaching staff would be confirmed “in due course”.

Postecoglou won five major trophies in his two seasons in charge of Celtic after replacing Neil Lennon in June 2021.

“I would like to sincerely thank everyone at the club for everything they have given me,” Postecoglou said in a statement on the Celtic website.

“In particular, (majority shareholder) Dermot (Desmond), (chairman) Peter (Lawwell) and (chief executive) Michael (Nicholson) and the Celtic board have shown me tremendous support in every aspect of my time at Celtic and I will forever be grateful for this.

“They brought me to the club and I have worked so closely and so well with them for the past two years, I will always have a special relationship with them.

“They wanted me to extend my time at Celtic and while I am so respectful and understanding of their position, a new opportunity has been presented to me and it is one which I wanted to explore.”