Tottenham transfer target up for sale amid talk of a January approach

Date published: Thursday 17th December 2020 9:42 - Matthew Briggs

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Tottenham are being tipped to make a renewed attempt to sign Wolfsburg striker Wout Weghorst in January.

Spurs tried to lure the forward to the Premier League in the summer, but an agreement with the Bundesliga club could not be reached.

Speaking to Kicker in October, Weghorst admitted he knew he was a man in demand: “I can be honest. Of course, I knew that there was interest left and right.

“It was serious with Tottenham. I was a candidate. Of course, you are interested in something like that too. It is also a confirmation that I’m on the right track.”

According to Sport Bild, Wolfsburg are willing to let Holland striker Weghorst leave next month if they get between £32m and £36m for his services.

The German outlet suggest that Jose Mourinho could return for the 28-year-old striker, who has scored nine goals in 12 Bundesliga games this season.

Mourinho has added Carlos Vinicius as cover for Harry Kane, but the Benfica loanee has struggled for playing minutes in the Premier League.

 

 

The 25-year-old has played just 12 minutes of league football, although he has featured in the Europa League.

Vinicius on the periphery 

Mourinho discussed the positive impact of the former Monaco and Napoli player last month after he scored twice against Ludogorets, but he wants the striker to be more physical.

“He is not playing a lot, especially in Premier League but he helped us to win the game at West Bromwich and in Europa League he is doing OK and adapting,” Mourinho said.

“Against Ludogorets was good that he scored an important goal. The second one is 75 per cent Dele Alli’s goal, but then in the second half he assists Lucas (Moura) for his goal.

“He is a big boy, a strong boy and needs to be more physical in the Premier League but I am happy.

Mourinho may well fancy seasoned campaigner Weghorst, who has scored scored 20 and 18 goals respectively in each of the past two seasons.

Standing at 6ft 6in he would give Mourinho and Spurs a completely different focal point in attack and mean Kane would be able to be rested.

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