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Tottenham Hotspur’s goal Wout Weghorst has been in good shape since being linked to North London over the summer, and now his future is being discussed once again …
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According to the German news site SportBuzzer, only one team has a genuine shot at securing Wolfsburg’s 6-foot-6 colossus and that’s the Spurs.
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The managing director of the Bundesliga team also commented on the situation, saying: “If there is a reasonable offer that Wout also finds interesting, then we will sit down and discuss it. This is how we discussed it when he renewed his contract. But everyone knows that I don’t like to make transfers in winter ”.
It is also claimed that around 30 million euros (£ 27 million) would be needed to steer him away from the Wolves, who are in fifth place, while it remains to be seen whether José Mourinho will rekindle such interest by bringing Carlos Vinicius on loan .
Weghorst is in top form and would surely be open to sealing a dream move to the Premier League – he has bagged eight goals in 13 appearances across all competitions with four goals and one assist in Wolfsburg’s last three league outings, according to Transfer market.
Given his mere presence, he would make an interesting ‘plan B’ for Special One, almost in a vein similar to Zlatan Ibrahimovic during his time in charge of Manchester United.
Throughout his career, the late 28-year-old has comparisons to Edin Dzeko, who had quite a productive time in the English top flight with Manchester City, and to Bas Dost, who has also been linked with a move to the Spurs in the past.
But perhaps the most intriguing resemblance was that of Athletic’s Bundesliga expert Raphael honigstein, who wrote: “[Weghorst is] Holland’s tallest, beefiest response to Jamie Vardy, minus the bit with the electronic label and Skittles-flavored vodka, still plays like he has a point to prove every game. He flies in tackles, earns more headers than almost anyone, and frequently tops his team’s charts for most of the distance covered. “
In fact, Daniel Levy could secure the Spurs his own Vardy despite the height difference. Both are clearly scorers who always play with that chip on their shoulders.
VfL captain Josuha Guilavogui has praised Weghorst as “amazing” and “outstanding”, while his teammate Admir Mehmedi once described the man-mountain as “crazy” but in a good way for his impressive pace of work.
In some ways, that can be compared to Harry Kane this season, who has covered a ton of ground, based on the following SofaScore heat map.
If Mourinho isn’t convinced by Vinicius in January, then it wouldn’t hurt to include the Dutch powerhouse in the mix, especially considering their different abilities.
And in other news, Levy’s £ 35 million raid in January could turn the Spurs into true title contenders.