The German had looked set to rejoin Borussia Dortmund, the club he left for Bayern Munich back in 2013. The midfielder has struggled to get game time at the Bundesliga champions though, and new boss Carlo Ancelotti has told the 24-year-old that it will be a similar story under his management.
However, Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has suggested a deal to bring him back isn’t anywhere near completion:
“We have not reached an agreement with anyone, including the player. It has to be financially feasible for us.” said the CEO.
This leaves the door open for Spurs, who are looking to build their squad ahead of next season, where they will be playing in the UEFA Champions League.
Goats only played in 14 Bundesliga fixtures last season, scoring 3 goals. And the man who scored the winning goal in the 2014 FIFA World Cup final never played a full 90 minutes for Germany at EURO 2016.
The 24-year-old has already won 5 Bundesliga titles, a UEFA Champions League runners-up medal and of course a FIFA World Cup winners medal.