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Tottenham transfer talk prompts top Bundesliga midfielder to hesitate over signing new Dortmund deal

julian brandt and jude bellingham of borussia dortmund celebrate

Growing links to Tottenham are reportedly prompting a top Bundesliga midfielder to reconsider extending his stay at Borussia Dortmund.

Spurs are expected to back a new manager in the summer as they look to strengthen a first-team squad that has struggled to hold down a top-four spot this season.

Midfield and defence are both priority positions that Daniel Levy is focusing, along with potentially signing a new goalkeeper to replace veteran stopper Hugo Lloris.

In terms of midfield, reports in recent weeks are linking Dortmund star Julian Brandt with a switch to north London.

The Germany international will be out of contract in the summer of 2024, which has led to the Bundesliga giants trying to renew his deal.

However, that has proved a struggle for Dortmund so far and now a fresh report has given Tottenham hope that they may be able to move for the 26-year-old.

Sky Germany’s Sven Westerschulze states that while Brandt and Dortmund are ‘almost in agreement’ when it comes to the financial aspect of a renewal, the player himself  is ‘still hesitating’ about committing long-term to the club.

It’s previously been reported that Brandt is open to a move to the Premier League, as he feels he is at the right stage of his career to head to England.

Brandt offers versatile all-round package

That is certainly news that will interest a Tottenham side who would benefit from Brandt’s versatility, while bitter rivals Arsenal are also known to be keen.

The German, who signed from Bayer Leverkusen for €25m back in 2019, can play anywhere across the midfield. He can also line up as a winger in a front three.

Brandt has scored 29 times and assisted another 30 goals in 160 games for Dortmund since his arrival. He is particlarly excelling this term, notching nine tomes in 33 games so far.

As for as Tottenham are concerned, much now depends on whoever takes over as their new manager.

Brendan Rodgers has emerged as the new favourite after being sacked by Leicester on Sunday.

However, the likes of Julian Nagelsmann, Mauricio Pochettino and Luis Enrique continue to be linked with the role.

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