RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner is stalling on a new contract, according to reports in Germany, and he could be the ideal solution to Tottenham’s striker issues.
Last week, German outlet Bild claimed Spurs hold an interest in Werner, who has 11 goals in 17 Bundesliga appearances so far this season.
The 22-year-old has been one of Germany’s most highly rated strikers for a while now despite his young age – Liverpool, Bayern Munich and Dortmund are also said to be keen.
A new report from Bild suggests Werner is unsure about signing a new £100,000-a-week contract with Leipzig, which could trigger further interest.
His current deal expires at the end of next season, so if Werner doesn’t sign a new contract he is likely to leave next summer, or possibly even this month.
Tottenham are currently in desperate need of a striker with Harry Kane out injured and Son Heung-min away at the Asian Cup with South Korea.
Werner would be the ideal signing. He is quick, clinical and can play through the middle or out wide.
Not only would be a perfect stand-in for Kane and Son, he’d also be a suitable partner for Kane when Son misses matches – for whatever reason – in the future.
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