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Tottenham Hotspur have received a suggestion to return to one of their summer goals discussed during the upcoming January transfer window …
Which is the word?
According to Sport Bild (via Sports witness), Bundesliga Wolfsburg have said that prolific forward Wout Weghorst will be able to leave the club if he receives a suitable offer in the region of 35-40 million euros (31.5-36 million pounds).
Should the Spurs splurge £ 36m on Wout Weghorst in January?
The 28-year-old admitted that the Spurs were “serious” about signing him just a few months ago, he said. Kicker:
“I can be honest; of course, he knew there was interest left and right. He was serious with Tottenham; I was a candidate. Of course, you are also interested in something like that. It is also a confirmation that I am on the right track. “
It is said that Weghorst would love a dream move to the Premier League, so now that a genuine price has been mentioned, could we see North Londoners revisit the Dutch colossus?
Shadows of Ibra
The Spurs eventually signed Carlos Vinicius on loan from Benfica as their endorsement of Harry Kane, and although there is a £ 41m purchase option Including the deal, there has been little indication why or if José Mourinho will make that permanent change.
Forget the Brazilian for now, Weghorst would offer a totally different option in attack, a true ‘plan B’, rather than having an equal seat on the bench.
At 6-foot-6, the Wolfsburg striker is an absolute striker, who also has an impressive eye for goal having scored 11 goals in 15 appearances in German top flight and the Europa League, according to Transfer market.
No wonder i drew comparisons to former PL player Edin Dzeko and indeed fits the profile of one of Mourinho’s former favorites, Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Weghorst has even been compared to Jamie Vardy by Athletic’s Bundesliga expert Raphael Honigstein, in terms of his relentless pace of work to lead the line on his own.
That is simply emphasized by his former head coach, Bruno Labbadia, who said: “[Wout] he runs a lot, he is tireless ”.
The late blooming Dutchman seems to be on the street of Mourinho, perhaps more than Vinicius, a strong, direct and different threat to the norm.
It could certainly be unleashed as a second-half secret weapon in the title showdown.
And in other news, surely Mourinho was embarrassed by an ace who ONLY made 32% of passes vs LFC …