Tottenham now have no other options.
Reporter Fabricio Romano, known as an expert on the European transfer market and active in the UK’s ‘Guardian’, said on his personal SNS at the dawn of the 31st (hereinafter Korean time), “Brighton sent an official lease offer for the party to Barcelona. Confidence is growing, Tottenham negotiated with Barcelona today but Brennan Johnson remains a priority.”먹튀검증
Shortly after news broke that Brighton had put in an official offer on loan for Party, reporter Romano said: “Brighton are close to signing Partey as Barcelona are ready to accept an official offer on loan. Brighton manager Roberto De Gerbi was a key factor.”
The transfer was accomplished at a high speed. Correspondent Romano further reported: “Party is heading to Brighton. A deal has been made between Brighton and Barcelona, verbal agreements have been finalized. There is no full transfer clause. Most of the party’s wages are guaranteed. Brighton want to sign as soon as possible.” I added “HERE WE GO”, a message conveying the stage when this was almost done.
Originally, the team that was most interested in recruiting the party was Tottenham. Tottenham needed reinforcements in their attack after Harry Kane moved to Bayern Munich. Contrary to public expectations that Richarlison’s sluggish performance would bring in a new striker, Tottenham moved in the direction of bringing in a wing forward.
A change in moving Son Heung-min to the center was expected as he recruited a new wing forward. The player Tottenham wanted the most was Johnson, who is playing for Nottingham Forest. Johnson mainly plays as a right wing forward. His greatest weapon is speed. It is a style that harasses the opponent’s defense based on the tremendous speed that boasts second place in the Premier League (EPL) instantaneous speed last season. His potential was recognized when he even won the English Championship (2nd Division) Young Player Award for the 2021-22 season.
Tottenham was in a hurry because there was not much left in the transfer market. The pace of negotiations was positive. The British ‘Times’ said on the 28th, “Tottenham is getting closer to signing Johnson, a striker from Nottingham Forest who prefers to transfer to the team of manager Ange Postecoglu rather than Brentford. The transfer fee is 50 million pounds (approximately 84.1 billion won).” Reported.
However, as the party requested a transfer to Barcelona and put a reverse offer to Tottenham, Tottenham also began to consider signing the party.
On the 30th, reporter Mateo Moreto of Spain’s Lelevo said, “The party has appeared as the transfer window deadline is imminent. It could be a loan or a transfer. Jorge Mendes and Barcelona are pressuring the party to accept the Tottenham offer.” He suggested the possibility of a surprise transfer.
Reporter Romano also said on the 30th, “As mentioned several times, the party-related move is something to watch until the end of the transfer window. Tottenham contacted Johnson to learn about the party while talking. Tottenham met with Barcelona to negotiate a lease with the party. The terms of the deal are being discussed, but Barcelona want 100% of the salary.”
“Tottenham and Barcelona are still in contact. Tottenham is also working on a Johnson deal and is waiting for a final decision. The party is on loan, and Johnson is a permanent transfer. Tottenham must make a decision within 24 hours,” he explained.
The party was a player who could be brought on loan, so there was no great financial burden. In comparison, Johnson had to sign for an amount equivalent to the second highest transfer fee in Tottenham club history. Recently, Tottenham is receiving criticism for its recruiting process, as players such as Tanguy Ndombele and Richarlison have been extremely sluggish.
As a result, while Tottenham hesitated, Partey accepted a move to Brighton. Now, the option left for Tottenham is to bring Johnson. Johnson is also keen to move to Tottenham, but there is no news that a deal has been reached yet. There are also rumors that Tottenham are trying to lower the transfer fee. The transfer window closes tomorrow.
If there is no additional reinforcement of strikers, a strong backlash from Tottenham fans is expected. By selling Kane to Munich, Tottenham lost a major axis of attack. While selling Kane, he also recorded huge transfer fee profits, but after Kane left for Munich, reinvestment to reinforce the club’s power has not been made. In the midst of Richarlison’s sluggishness getting serious, Tottenham are eliminated from the Football League Cup. It’s more strange that there are no complaints.