Tottenham should move for Sebastien Haller at start of 2019

According to Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Eintracht Frankfurt forward Sebastien Haller in the January transfer window.

What’s the story?

Tottenham are not the first English club to be linked with Haller. Indeed, Newcastle United are also said to have an interest in the in-form striker.

Haller, 24, is a 6ft 3in centre-forward who currently plays his football in the Bundesliga.

A former France Under-21 international, Haller started his career with Auxerre, and also represented FC Utrecht ahead of a move to Frankfurt in the summer of 2017.

Haller – valued at £13.5m by Transfermarkt – has been in excellent form for his German club this season, managing eight goals and seven assists in 15 games in all competitions.

Seven of those goals have come in 10 Bundesliga matches, and according to Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Tottenham are interested in a January deal.

Would Haller be a good signing?

Tottenham are expected to lose Fernando Llorente either in January or at the end of the season, with the experienced forward keen to head back to Spain.

That would leave Spurs extremely light in the final third, and place yet more pressure on Harry Kane to continue finding the back of the net.

There is no question that the capital outfit need another option in attack, and Haller would be a very good signing, particularly when considering that he will be cheaper than a number of other players who have been linked with the club.

Haller’s overall record at Frankfurt is 21 goals and 14 assists in 51 appearances in all competitions, and the fact that he is more than happy to assist makes him even more attractive to Tottenham.

Frankfurt will be desperate to keep hold of the Frenchman, but if Tottenham do come calling in January then the Bundesliga outfit will be put in a difficult position.