Tottenham must make summer move for Timo Werner

Tottenham Hotspur must move for RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner at the end of the 2018-19 campaign.

What’s the story?

Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff has revealed that Werner will be sold at the end of the season unless he signs a new contract with the Bundesliga club.

Indeed, Werner will see his current deal with Leipzig expire in June 2020 and Mintzlaff has told Kicker that the forward will be leaving this summer unless he pens fresh terms.

The striker is enjoying a fine campaign, scoring 13 times in 21 appearances in all competitions.

And there is absolutely no question that a clutch of Europe’s biggest clubs will be closely monitoring developments surrounding the Germany international.

Liverpool are among those to be credited with an interest, but Tottenham must ensure that they are in the race to sign Werner.

Why should Tottenham move for Werner?

The 22-year-old has scored 55 times and registered 20 assists in 98 appearances for Leipzig since joining the club from Stuttgart in 2016.

To be honest, Werner has been a goalscorer for much of his adult life, having netted 32 times in 37 matches for Stuttgart’s Under-17 outfit and 25 goals in 24 fixtures for the German club’s Under-19 side.

Tottenham already have a striker who scores plenty of goals in the shape of Harry Kane, but bringing Werner to the club would provide head coach Mauricio Pochettino – if he is still there – with the chance to play a genuine front two.

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Christian Eriksen’s future is far from secure, but the thought of the Dane signing a new contract and linking with Werner in the final third would be exciting for the Tottenham supporters.

Werner is seemingly preparing to leave Leipzig and Tottenham must be in the hunt for his signature at the end of the season.