POSTECOGLOU TEMPTED TO PROMOTE STANDOUT TEENAGER AT TOTTENHAM
If Eric Dier leaves Tottenham Hotspur in January, manager Ange Postecoglou would consider giving Alfie Dorrington a chance to play for the first team.
If Eric Dier departs from the team in the first half of 2024, Alfie Dorrington might be in position to play for Tottenham Hotspur’s first team.
According to Football Transfers, Ange Postecoglou intends to elevate Dorrington in January, at least.
With Tottenham remaining unbeaten in the Premier League so far this season, pretty much everything is going perfectly for Postecoglou right now.
Although it is definitely too soon to start talking about titles, a successful January would undoubtedly offer Spurs supporters genuine hope for a top-four finish.
Alfie Dorrington may land Tottenham Hotspur promotion
Given that Postecoglou is still building his team, there might be some exits in January as well.
Eric Dier might depart the club after failing to appear in any Premier League games this season while playing under Postecoglou.
Prior to the summer transfer deadline, 90Min reported that Dier was coveted by Sporting, Monaco, Crystal Palace, and Celtic.
According to Football Transfers, Postecoglou is presently preparing to replace the 29-year-old with Alfie Dorrington, although the player may well be tempted to go in January.
Dorrington, who is only 18 years old, has been working with the Tottenham first team and has made a significant impression this year.
Dorrington has also received accolades from Postecoglou for truly sticking out in the Tottenham training environment this year.
Postecoglou appears to be pleased with what he sees and is eager to advance Dorrington rather than spend big money on another center in January.
Tottenham would be wise to still sign another defender
We can comprehend the fervor surrounding Dorrington. Both in terms of his defensive prowess and his ability to pass the ball effectively out of the back, the adolescent appears to be a tremendous talent.
Dorrington and Ashley Phillips are both highly touted players, but expecting these young players to make the transition to the Premier League is a huge leap.
Given Dier’s role under Postecoglou, Tottenham now lacks defense depth, leaving Cristian Romero and Micky van de Ven with little to no serious competition.
Even today, Spurs would be good to look into negotiations for a domestic defender; players like Tosin Adarabioyo, Lloyd Kelly, and Trevoh Chalobah, who were all objectives in the summer, are now appropriate targets.
By doing so, Dorrington would at least be given the opportunity to develop gradually rather than being thrown into the deep end in 2024.