Ange Postecoglou jokes that Tottenham missed out on ‘a good opportunity’ on deadline day after star went ‘elsewhere’

  • Postecoglou joked that Spurs had missed a ‘good opportunity’ in the window
  • But he praised the deals they were able to get over the line earlier this month
  • Who is the biggest winner of the January transfer window? It all kicks off transfer week’s podcast

Ange Postecoglou has joked that Tottenham missed a ‘good opportunity’ in the transfer market, following Lewis Hamilton’s shock move to Ferrari.

Hamilton’s move, announced on Thursday, has been called the biggest in the sport since the British Formula One star joined Mercedes from McLaren in 2013.

F1 fans have joked that Hamilton’s shock move to Ferrari in 2025 is the ‘biggest signing of the transfer window’ and Spurs boss Postecoglou appears to have agreed.

In his pre-match press conference, ahead of his side’s trip to Everton on Saturday, Postecoglou said: ‘The only disappointing one for us was that I felt there was a good opportunity for us but the club didn’t feel it was . right and he ended up going elsewhere.

‘He went to Ferrari instead… I made you all go there, didn’t I? I felt you needed something after a bit of a flat day yesterday’.

Ange Postecoglou has joked Tottenham missed a 'good opportunity' in the transfer market, following Lewis Hamilton's shock move to Ferrari

Ange Postecoglou has joked Tottenham missed a ‘good opportunity’ in the transfer market, following Lewis Hamilton’s shock move to Ferrari

Hamilton will drive for Ferrari in a bomb move from 2025, it has been confirmed

Hamilton will drive for Ferrari in a bomb move from 2025, it has been confirmed

However, soon after, the Tottenham boss gave a real reflection on his side’s winter transfer window – where he praised the deals they got over the line.

He said: ‘We had clear objectives. We had a gap at center back after letting Davinson Sanchez go and getting Radu in was great.

“Getting Timo early is also excellent. We’ve had injuries with Sonny out, and he’s already contributed. If we leave it until the last day, it takes time to settle. Both settled well.

‘With payouts we got some good loans. With Alejo, it is great for him to get playing time at a good club. Also players like Ashley Phillips and Alfie Devine got good loans.

It was revealed late on Deadline that Tottenham forward Veliz has agreed a loan move to LaLiga side Sevilla for the remainder of the 2023-24 season.

Veliz joined Spurs from Rosario Central for £12m in August, arriving as Ange Postecoglou’s second signing after Micky van de Ven.

However, he struggled for games in England, making just eight substitute appearances in the Premier League and failing to start a single match in all competitions.

Tottenham's Alejo Veliz (pictured) has been loaned to Sevilla for the rest of the season.

Tottenham’s Alejo Veliz (pictured) has been loaned to Sevilla for the rest of the season.

Mail Sport understands that Hamilton has secured a seat to drive for the Italian firm who are understood to have offered him a £40m incentive to sign up for the 2025 season

Mail Sport understands that Hamilton has secured a seat to drive for the Italian firm who are understood to have offered him a £40m incentive to sign up for the 2025 season

He has now been loaned to Sevilla in the hope of getting more minutes under his belt before the end of the season.

Veliz scored his only Tottenham goal in a 4-2 defeat at Brighton in December, but has found himself behind the likes of Son Heung-min and Richarlison in the pecking order.

Meantime, Post Sports seven-time world champion Hamilton is understood to have secured a seat to drive for the Italian firm who are understood to have offered him a £40m incentive to sign up for the 2025 season.

After two challenging seasons for Mercedes, who have failed to keep pace with Red Bull, Ferrari are believed to be close to convincing Hamilton that he has a better chance of success with them.