Wolfsburg striker Wout Weghorst has reflected on the “hectic” speculation that he could have joined Tottenham in the summer.
Tottenham were on the lookout for a new centre-forward in the transfer market to provide cover and competition for Harry Kane.
Eventually, they opted for a loan deal for Carlos Vinicius from Benfica. However, Weghorst had been one of the main options they considered before then.
The 28-year-old has already admitted that Tottenham were a “serious” contender for his signature. He has now looked back further on the summer, admitting that the links with Spurs affected his form.
“Those were hectic days,” he told De Telegraaf.
“You can say very boldly that you focus on your own club, but unconsciously it does something to you, of course. You also saw it in my game.
“Looking back on that situation, I think: sometimes you also have to be satisfied.
“That does not mean that I do not want to make the step to the European top, on the contrary. But I am just very happy in Wolfsburg and get a lot of appreciation here.”
Tottenham still interested in Weghorst?
Those last comments may have been a hint at interest in a future move to Tottenham, or elsewhere. Indeed, reports last week claimed that Weghorst remained a target for the north London club.
Wolfsburg may be more open to selling the Dutchman if they can get their asking price.
And with Vinicius struggling to force his way into contention in the Premier League, Spurs could reignite their interest.
Weghorst only scored in one of his first seven appearances this season, but has since rediscovered his best form. He now has nine goals from 13 games in the Bundesliga this season.
That could make him an attractive proposition for Spurs, who have failed to score more than two goals in a single Premier League game in over two months.