Ange Postecoglou perfect replacement for Eric Dier in January if club offloads players

Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou is reportedly planning to promote defender Alfie Dorrington to the first-team squad should the club offload Eric Dier during the January transfer window.

At the beginning of the new year, Spurs are predicted to be active in the transfer market once more, with Ange Postecoglou’s top priorities reportedly being a central striker and another center-back.

Having missed out on a move during the summer, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is likely to press for an exit, creating a potential need in the midfield.

In fact, with Yves Bissouma and Pape Matar Sarr scheduled for African Nations Cup duty, Postecoglou may witness the devastation of his engine room in January and early February.

One player whose name keeps coming up in transfer rumors for north London is Kalvin Phillips, who is still having trouble getting playing time at Manchester City.

However, it appears that Postecoglou is prepared to promote from within when it comes to a potential Dier successor in terms of defense.

The England defender is rumored to be interested in joining former Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho at Roma as well as a return to Sporting Lisbon, the team he left in 2014 to transfer to Tottenham.

Postecoglou won’t have many options for center backs if he departs, especially after the club loaned out Joe Rodon and Japhet Tanganga in the summer and also sold Davinson Sanchez to Galatasaray.

Additionally, the Spurs manager is prepared to promote highly-regarded youngster Dorrington rather than invest money on a new recruit, according to FootballTransfers.

If Tottenham decides to invest money, probable transfers include Mark Guehi of Crystal Palace and Edmond Tapsoba of Bayer Leverkusen.

Dorrington showing his class in Premier League 2

Dorrington, 18, has been having a significant impact on the club’s Under-21 team in the EFL Trophy and Premier League 2, where Tottenham is also unbeaten.

Dorrington, who came to the team from Cockfosters FC when he was 13 years old, is seen as a player who is at ease in possession and capable of playing the higher line that Postecoglou prefers.

He has played for Spurs U21s on five occasions in the Premier League 2 and once in the EFL Trophy, with the London team giving up three goals during those outings.

On Monday, October 23, as the Premier League resumes, Tottenham will play again when they entertain London rival Fulham.

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