The third transfer came out this winter.
Tottenham Hotspur announced its recruitment of Lucas Verrival through its official website on the 3rd (Korea Standard Time). According to the British media The Athletic, Verrival has a five-year contract term.
Swedish midfielder Beribal is a rising star who has recently attracted attention from big clubs. He made his debut in the main league at a young age, and even made the roster of the Swedish national team.
Last season, he played 25 matches in the league and scored two goals and one assist. Veribal is basically a central midfielder, and he is 186 centimeters tall and fast. He is also a promising player with his good looks and star quality.
Veribal, who has been recognized for his talent, has been drawing attention from big clubs since late last year. Manchester United, Inter Milan, Manchester City, Arsenal, and Juventus were keeping an eye on Veribal’s moves. Then, Barcelona was seen as the most likely destination. “Veribal has accepted the move to Barcelona,” said Fabrizio Romano, an Italian reporter familiar with the transfer market, signaling that the transfer is imminent.
However, Tottenham succeeded in hijacking here. The British media ‘Daily Mail’ reported on the 30th that “Tottenham is attempting to hijack Veribal under the direction of director Johan Lange.” In addition, the British media ‘Sports Witness’ also said, “Tottenham is showing interest in Veribal.”
Since then, Veribal’s recruitment has been carried out without hesitation. Tottenham quickly moved to recruit Veribal. David Onstein of The Athletic said, “Veribal visited Tottenham on the 30th and met with manager Enze Postecoglou and chairman Daniel Levy.” Immediately, Veribal switched to Tottenham instead of Barcelona.
In the process, it was confirmed that there was advice from Dejan Kulusevski, a senior member of the Swedish national team. Kulusevski reportedly met Beribal in person and persuaded him to move to Tottenham. Later, Tottenham eventually succeeded in recruiting Beribal.
Prior to the transfer, Verbal drew attention by following Son Heung-min on his social networking service (SNS). Also, coincidentally, it was Verbal’s birthday when Verbal’s official Tottenham account was revealed. In response, Tottenham uploaded an official video of celebrating Verbal’s birthday.
Meanwhile, Tottenham recruited Timo Werner and Radu Dragusin this winter before recruiting from Veribal. Tottenham officially announced on the 10th that it has been renting Werner from Leipzig until the end of the season on the 10th. It is a lease contract that includes a clause that allows Werner to pay his salary and be fully recruited at the end of the season.
Wearing a Tottenham uniform, Werner said, “A lot of things made me fall in love with Tottenham. Manager Enze Postecoglou told me why I should join Tottenham and how to do it. I once faced Tottenham in Chelsea and Leipzig. I am happy to be a member of the Tottenham club. I thought everything was just right for me.”
Werner, who ranks second in the Bundesliga in the 2019-20 season, wore a Chelsea uniform with high expectations ahead of the 2020-21 season. Chelsea has activated a £47.5 million buyout to recruit Werner. In the first year of his transfer, he scored six goals and 12 assists in 35 Premier League matches, and led his team to a championship by scoring 12 goals and four goals and two assists in the UEFA Champions League.
However, his ability to score goals was pointed out as a problem. He pointed out that he lost confidence as the so-called “Big Chan Smith” who missed critical scoring opportunities accumulated. As Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel did not seem satisfied with Werner, Chelsea recruited Romelu Lukaku ahead of the 2021-22 season.
Werner, who gave Lukaku the position as front-line striker, has lost ground. In his second season with Chelsea, he only had four goals and one assist in 21 matches, and eventually returned to his old club Leipzig after the season ended. Werner also drew attention by saying that his failures at Chelsea were external factors, not him. After moving to Leipzig, he said in an interview, “Look at the success I had in Germany and Chelsea. I played in almost every game in my first season (at Chelsea). I won the UEFA Champions League in the 2020-21 season, scored in the semi-final against Real Madrid, and scored a lot of goals,” before adding, “All these things disappeared because of the coach. It’s unfair. That’s why I went back to Leipzig to enjoy myself again.” 라바카지노
“Coach preferred a certain player over other players. That was obvious. I had to accept it. So I just wanted to leave.” “The biggest problem is that I played in almost every game in the first division and won the Champions League, and I had a striker like Lukaku in front of me next season,” he said. “The hardest thing was to bring a very good player in front of me for 120 million euros. Lukaku was a star striker. I had to hire him because I spent too much money, but I don’t think it was enough. Maybe that’s why I had ups and downs.”