Timo Werner is being linked to Tottenham Hotspur.

Florian Plettenberg, a reporter for Germany’s Sky Sports, wrote on his social media account on June 6 (KST), “Werner’s loan move to Tottenham is imminent. The contract is for six months. RB Leipzig and Tottenham will hold final negotiations today. Details, including the option to buy outright, need to be finalized.”

Werner is a 27-year-old German striker who came through the Stuttgart youth academy before moving to Leipzig in 2016. He was at his best in the German Bundesliga in the 2019-20 season, scoring 28 goals in 34 games.

Chelsea were interested in him and made a move for him for a transfer fee of €53 million. However, Werner had a disappointing time at Chelsea. In his debut season, 2020-21, he scored just six goals in 35 Premier League (PL) games. The following season was even worse. Both his minutes and points dropped. He scored four goals and one assist in 21 league games.

He eventually returned to Leipzig ahead of last season. The transfer fee at the time was €20 million. Chelsea didn’t even recoup half of what they spent on Werner in the first place. Back at home, Werner scored nine goals in 27 Bundesliga games in his return season. He was slightly better than he was at Chelsea, but he wasn’t 100%.

His form so far this season has been disappointing. We’re 12 rounds into the league and he’s played just eight games. Of those, only two have been starts, and he’s only scored two goals. Werner is contracted to Leipzig until the summer of 2026, but he is currently unhappy with his position in the team and could leave during the January transfer window.

He was initially linked to Manchester United. United are also in need of attacking reinforcements. However, his move to Tottenham has taken off. Spurs will be without Son Heung-min for up to a month. He was sent to the Asian Cup.

James Maddison and Manor Solomon are set to return from injury, but the likes of Heath Ledger, Brennan Johnson, and Dejan Kulicepski have been trusted by manager Enze Postecoglou so far, while Brien Hill has yet to make his mark. In addition, Ivan Perisic has been ruled out for the season.

The plan is to bring Werner in on loan until the end of the season to give them more attacking options for the Asian Cup and beyond.


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