Is Jacob Ramsey the right man for Tottenham Hotspur?
Tottenham have had an active winter transfer window. They brought in Radu Dragucin from Genoa to bolster their center-back depth, which was thinned by injuries to Mickey van der Vaan and Cristian Romero. Timo Werner was also brought in to fill the void left by Son Heung-min, who joined the South Korean national team for the Asian Cup, and in the final days of the transfer window, Spurs beat off competition from Barcelona to sign ‘Swedish supernova’ Lucas Verbal.
In addition, Tottenham were looking to bring in a central midfielder who could provide immediate strength, as Yves Bissouma and Pape Matasar were away with the national team for the Africa Cup of Nations and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg was up for sale. Several options were mentioned, including Chelsea’s Connor Gallagher.
Of course, the transfer didn’t happen. However, Tottenham’s desire to bolster their midfield remains strong. The Gallagher rumors are still going around.
A new name has also emerged. Aston Villa’s Ramsey has been linked with a move to England’s The Athletic, where David Onstead writes: “The Villa midfielder is attracting interest from a number of clubs. He is attracting interest from a number of clubs in England and abroad. Tottenham and Bayern Munich are among the clubs keeping tabs on Ramsey. Villa must raise the money by the end of June to comply with profit and sustainability rules. (It is considered that an offer of at least £50 million (if a move for Ramsey is made) will be required.”
Fans of the Premier League (PL) will recognize the name Villa. The English talent has shown plenty of promise at a young age and has grown into a key part of Villa’s core. Although his main position is central midfield, he can play every position except defense, and in 2022-23 he scored six goals and provided seven assists in the league alone.
This season, however, his role has been significantly reduced. He has just one 토토 goal and one assist in 17 games so far, including cup competitions, and has played just over 700 minutes.
Dean Jones, a journalist for British outlet Give Me Sport, believes that Ramsey is better than Gallagher: “I think Tottenham should keep an eye on him. “I wouldn’t say he’s a better fit for Spurs, given the impact he’s had for them in the PL, but he’s certainly better than Gallagher,” he said.
“The problem is that the expected transfer fee is similar to Gallagher’s. “The problem is that the estimated transfer fee is similar to Gallagher’s. £50 million is not a very attractive figure for Tottenham.