Tottenham join Chelsea in chase for winger with 11 assists this season

Date published: Thursday 27th May 2021 1:53 - Rob McCarthy

Tottenham have reportedly joined Chelsea in the chase to sign Borussia Monchengladbach star Jonas Hofmann this summer.

The 28-year-old winger enjoyed a strong campaign with the Bundesliga outfit, finishing with six goals and adding 11 assists in the league. The attacker’s impressive form also helped him make his international bow for Germany back in October 2020.

And a report from Kicker (as cited by Sport Witness) claims that Hofmann could be on the move this summer.

The report states that clubs from England and Spain are showing an interest in the player, with Spurs in particular ‘vying’ to sign him.

Tottenham scouts are said to have watched Hofmann in action on numerous occasions as they weigh up a potential swoop.

Hofmann has no release clause in his contract which expires in 2023. Given the ‘financial feasibility’ of a transfer, Kicker adds that a Premier League switch ‘would be likely’.

However, Spurs are not the only English club tracking the former Dortmund. Premier League rivals Chelsea have also been monitoring the player, although their north London rivals are reportedly ahead in the race for his signature.


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Sensational Pochettino return mooted

Meanwhile, PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino “is in talks with Tottenham” over a sensational return to the club, according to a multiple sources.

The Athletic report that Pochettino is the man Daniel Levy wants back at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium just 18 months after leaving. The Argentine coach was appointed at the Parc des Princes in January. He signed a contract until June 2022, with the option for an extra year.

The source claims the French club do not want the upheaval of losing their head coach, despite losing their Ligue 1 title to Lille. PSG were also eliminated by Man City in the Champions League semi-finals.

Pochettino did guide the French giants to the Coupe de France title. He also landed the French Super Cup, but it has been a difficult season.

Roberto Martinez, Mauricio Pochettino Tottenham v Everton November 2014

Sky Sports have also followed with the story, but have very little details.

Instead The Athletic report that Spurs players are “excited” by the prospect of Pochettino returning to the club.

TF1 journalist Julien Maynard has also reported that Pochettino has had held talks with Levy and “would like to return to the Spurs bench”.

Apparently the PSG coach has been “disappointed by certain ways of doing things at PSG”.

While, journalist Abdellah Boulma, via Sport Witness, says the rumours regarding Pochettino’s unrest “aren’t completely unfounded”.

His relationship with director of football Leonardo is “not exactly idyllic”. Although, per the source, “no decision has been taken” regarding his future.

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