Peterborough United Director of Football Barry Fry believes that Graham Potter is a realistic target for Tottenham Hotspur, and has hailed the football he plays at Brighton & Hove Albion in an exclusive interview with The Transfer Tavern.
Spurs are trying to appoint a new manager following the sacking of Jose Mourinho earlier this season, with Potter one of head of recruitment Steve Hitchen’s top targets, as per The Daily Mail.
Ryan Mason is in charge on an interim basis at this point in time, but is unlikely to get the job on a full-time basis.
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Potter has somewhat struggled at Brighton at times this season and they are currently 17th, although they have achieved Premier League safety.
Per UnderStat, however, Brighton should be 7th in the table based on their xG, and Fry believes that Brighton simply don’t have the goalscorer required to climb the table.
However, he has been impressed with the way Brighton play, and thinks that the signing of a clinical striker would see them climb the table.
He told TT: “He arguably plays the best football in the Premier League but unfortunately, for me, they haven’t got a goalscorer.
“So no matter how much football you play, no matter how many chances you create, unless you’ve got someone to stick it in the back of the net, you’re never going to do it.”
Fry believes Daniel Levy will be keen to bring Potter into the club, as Spurs will thrive on the chances Potter usually creates.
He added: “I can understand Daniel Levy going for somebody like that and obviously Spurs will have, no disrespect to Brighton, better players in forward positions to finish those chances that he creates.”
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