Tottenham are near signing RB Leipzig ahead Timo Werner on mortgage till the tip of the season, based on Sky Germany.
Sky Sports activities Information reported earlier this week that the previous Chelsea participant has been provided to Manchester United within the January switch window however he now seems set to return to London this month.
Spurs, who are usually not commenting on the story, are more likely to cowl the 27-year-old’s full wage till the tip of the present marketing campaign.
Ange Postecoglou’s aspect can be with out membership captain Heung-Min Son for no less than a month resulting from his participation within the Asia Cup and there are fears Alejo Veliz has suffered a long-term knee harm.
Werner has featured simply eight occasions for Leipzig within the Bundesliga this season, scoring two targets. His present contract runs till the summer season of 2026.
The Germany worldwide scored 93 targets and made 40 assists in 157 appearances in his first spell at Leipzig earlier than signing for Chelsea for £45m in July 2020.
Nevertheless, Werner’s stint at Stamford Bridge was a largely disappointing one as he netted solely 10 occasions in 56 Premier League video games earlier than re-joining his former membership in 2022.
Spurned probabilities at Chelsea extinguished Werner’s potential
Sky Sports activities’ Adam Smith:
Timo Werner arrived within the Premier League three-and-a-half years in the past with nice expectations. His enjoying model was likened to Mohamed Salah and the ahead instantly displayed his direct qualities however struggled to transform probabilities in entrance of purpose.
The radar beneath compares Werner’s per-90 statistics throughout his time at Chelsea together with his earlier three league campaigns in Germany and divulges the one metric that notably modified was his strike price.
When it comes to tangible numbers, Werner scored 10 targets in two Premier League seasons at Chelsea – however ought to have scored almost twice that determine, based on anticipated targets (xG).
The shot map beneath plots all of his 124 photographs for Chelsea within the Premier League, with factors colored in progressive crimson shades indicating simpler probabilities to transform – revealing a raft of spurned probabilities in entrance of purpose.
He was deployed in quite a few positions throughout the firing line in an try to floor his underlying expertise, however he didn’t ship whereas competing towards a bunch of attacking choices vying for beginning berths.
Tottenham will hope Werner’s second try at cracking Premier League soccer can be a profitable one. He will definitely really feel he has unfinished enterprise in England.
Spurs and Genoa proceed talks over Dragusin
Tottenham goal Radu Dragusin performed for Genoa on Friday night time as talks proceed between the 2 golf equipment.
The Romania worldwide began and accomplished the complete 90 minutes of Genoa’s 1-1 draw at Bologna in Serie A.
Spurs, in the meantime, don’t have any considerations about Napoli’s curiosity within the 21-year-old.
Signing a centre-back stays a precedence within the January switch window for Ange Postecoglou’s aspect.
Observe the January switch window
The winter switch window is now open and can shut at 11pm in England and midnight in Scotland on Thursday 1 February, 2024.
To make sure harmonisation with the main leagues in Europe, the time limits had been set following discussions with the EFL, DFL, Serie A, LaLiga, and LFP, who will all shut their summer season and winter home windows on 1 September and 1 February respectively.
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