Tottenham transfer news: Jonas Hofmann deal falling into place after quadruple positive update
Tottenham ‘regularly enquire’ about a transfer for Germany international Jonas Hofmann, and a report has detailed four positives in their proposed pursuit.
The 29-year-old can safely be classified as a late bloomer. Jonas Hofmann was on Borussia Dortmund’s books between 2012-16. However, he never established himself as a regular starter in black and yellow.
A move to Monchengladbach came to pass in 2016, though the attacking midfielder had to wait until 2018 before notching his first league goal for the club.
But since then, Hofmann has gone from strength to strength and is currently enjoying his finest season to date.
Indeed, Hofmann has bagged 10 goals in 24 Bundesliga outings this season. That form has cemented his place in the German national set-up with 12 caps to his name since his debut in 2020.
However, the attacker’s late rise has also sparked talk of a move to a bigger club this summer.
German outlet Bild report Hofmann is attracting interest from Atletico Madrid and Tottenham. In the first of four positive updates for those wishing to see Hofmann brought to north London, the article claims Spurs ‘regularly enquire’ about a summer deal.
The article is summarised by Sport Witness who add Hofmann is poised to make a decision about his future.
Jonas Hofmann on the move?
His current contract expires in 2023. Monchengladbach chief Rolan Virkus is reportedly keen to pin him down to fresh terms.
However, his efforts are proving fruitless so far and Hofmann is angling for a step up in class.
The fact Hofmann’s contract will only have one year left to run this summer is another benefit to Spurs.
Monchengladbach are in a weak bargaining position and won’t be able to hold out for his true value.
While no ballpark figures are mentioned, it stands to reason a deal for a 29-year-old in the final year of his contract will be well within Tottenham’s means.
His contract status has also upped the likelihood of Monchengladbach relenting and sanctioning a sale if a ‘concrete offer’ is made. If such a bid arrived, it’s claimed Hofmann ‘will probably not be kept’.
Where would Hofmann fit in at Spurs?
Hofmann’s primary position has usually been attacking midfield. That is a role Conte does not utilise in his customary 3-4-3 formation.
However, Hofmann has shown his versatility this season when being deployed on the right wing.
Dejan Kulusevski currently occupies that role and Conte can also call upon Lucas Moura when needed.
However, Spurs will qualify for European competition in one form or another for next season. They will also be confident of overhauling Arsenal for fourth spot.
In that scenario, Spurs would not be granted the luxury of being able to rest their best players most midweeks as they did in the Europa Conference League this season.
As such, Hofmann could prove a vital addition to their forward line. He would ensure their quality does not drop when Conte inevitably has to rotate.