Tottenham are expected to add to their squad in the summer, so we simulated the upcoming transfer window to see who Ange Postecoglou could add to his squad
After a disappointing 2022/23 campaign and a new manager at the helm, Tottenham are expected to make a few new additions in the summer transfer window.
A poor run of form towards the end of last season saw Spurs miss out on European football for the upcoming season, a factor that could be pivotal in who arrives this summer. Ange Postecoglou is already attempting to shape the Lilywhites’ squad to his liking, with the likes of James Maddison, Harvey Barnes and David Raya all being strongly linked with a move to north London.So, if Spurs were to enter the transfer market with an unlimited budget, who could they sign? We used Football Manager 2023 to simulate the summer transfer window and find out.
Spurs’ 2023 summer transfer window simulated
To complete this simulation, we updated the Spurs squad with the latest contract situations and players, allowing Football Manager 2023 to then decide who the Blues could sign in the 2023 summer transfer window. We assigned an unlimited budget for Postecoglou’s side, and these were the results.Incomings: £302.5million
Tammy Abraham (Roma) – £56million (rising to £70million)
James Maddison (Leicester City) – £43million (rising to £55million)
Pau Torres (Villarreal) – £52million
Benjamin Pavard (Bayern Munich) – £32million
Dejan Kulusevski (Juventus) – £30million
Rick Karsdorp (Roma) – £24million (rising to £29.5million)
Xaver Schlager (RB Leipzig) – £22million
Ugurcan Cakir (Trabzonspor) – £8.75million (rising to £10.75million)
Alvaro Montero (Millonarios) – £1.1million (rising to £1.3million)
With no budget, Spurs spent just over £300million in the summer transfer window, but no European football played a big role as multiple players rejected a move to Postecoglou’s side. The biggest signing in the simulation was the arrival of Tammy Abraham, with the Englishman swapping Rome for London in a deal rising to £70million.
Maddison made the move to Spurs for a fee rising to £55million, whilst fellow midfielder Xaver Schlager signed from RB Leipzig for £22million. Defence was Postecoglou’s main focus, with three defenders and two goalkeepers arriving in the simulation.
Villarreal’s Pau Torres joined for £52million along with Bayern Munich’s Benjamin Pavard and Roma’s Rick Karsdorp, with the duo costing a combined £61.5million after add-ons. Trabzonspor ‘keeper Ugurcan Cakir joined for a fee rising to £10.75m, whilst young Colombian ‘keeper Alvaro Montero was added to the Spurs squad for a small fee of £1.3million.