Summer striker target explains why January move to Spurs ‘not ideal’

Date published: Wednesday 30th December 2020 2:13 - Jonny Whitfield

Wout Weghorst

Wolfsburg striker Wout Weghorst has said that a January move away from the club – and perhaps to Tottenham – would not be ideal.

Spurs had targeted a move for the Dutchman during the recent transfer window. Indeed, he later admitted that he had “serious” thoughts about a move to north London.

However, neither side chose to materialise a deal, with Tottenham opting instead to sign Carlos Vinicius on loan.

Weghorst’s future remains in doubt, though, and he has spoken out about the possibility of a move away. In his eyes, however, he is keen to stay with his Bundesliga employers until at least the end of the season.

“I am not working on it now, because I have no control over it,” the 28-year-old told Eindhoven Dagblad (via Sport Witness).

“I don’t think January is the ideal time to make a transfer either. It’s only football, so you never know. I also have to be satisfied with what I have. I have a great contract with a club where I like it.

“We live here nicely, have a good time. I think I can stay here for the rest of my life; I like that.

“But I am ambitious; I would like to play the Champions League, that seems so nice.”

 

 

Weghorst emerged as a target for Spurs after scoring 20 goals and assisting five others in 43 games last season.

He has continued such form into this term, too, netting 15 times in 18 appearances so far.

Vinicius, meanwhile, has struggled for game time after becoming Tottenham’s eventual striker signing. Indeed, he has only made six outings, including five in the Europa League.

But he is behind the likes of Harry Kane and Son Heung-min in Jose Mourinho’s pecking order.

Capello tips Juventus switch for Kane

Harry Kane Tottenham TEAMtalk

Elsewhere, Fabio Capello has tipped Kane to fill Paulo Dybala’s boots at Juventus.

Dybala is under contract in Turin until 2022 but has yet to extend terms with the Old Lady. As such, rumours have surfaced that he could be seeking a new challenge.

But amid further talk that Paul Pogba could move back to Juve to replace him, Capello feels that Kane is the only player the Serie A club should be thinking about trying to sign.

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