Tottenham Hotspur are interested in a deal to bring Jonas Hofmann to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the summer transfer window.
That’s according to a report by German publication SportBILD (via Sport Witness), who claim that Fabio Paratici is in regular contact with Borussia Monchengladbach concerning a potential move for the versatile right-winger, who looks set to leave the Bundesliga side this summer.
The report goes on to state that, with the 29-year-old’s current deal at Borussia-Park due to expire in June of 2023, the midfielder is set to make a decision on his future in the coming weeks, with a concrete offer from either Tottenham or Atletico Madrid – who are also keeping tabs on the Germany international – expected to be accepted by Gladbach.
With Hofmann being an attack-minded, incredibly versatile and extremely hard-working midfielder, it is easy to see why Antonio Conte would be interested in a deal for the Monchengladbach maverick this summer.
Indeed, over his 24 Bundesliga appearances this season, the £14.4m-rated dynamo has been one of the standout performers in the German top flight, scoring ten goals, registering four assists and creating five big chances for his teammates, as well as taking an average of 2.1 shots, making 2.8 key passes and completing 0.8 dribbles per game.
These returns have seen the £53k-per-week talent average a quite remarkable SofaScore match rating of 7.33, not only ranking him as Adi Hutter’s best performer in the league but also as the joint eighth-best player in the division as a whole.
Aside from his impressive form this season, the 29-year-old’s characteristics on the pitch would also appear to match Conte’s own philosophies perfectly, as well as being something that would seem to draw comparisons between Hofmann and Spurs’ Dejan Kulusevski.
Indeed, the Bundesliga website state of the “outstanding” – in the words of Dieter Hecking – German’s traits: “There’s only one thing on Hofmann’s mind when he gets on the ball: to attack the opposition as quickly and directly as possible.
“Able to play on either flank, he is blessed with pace and a ballerina’s balance, allowing him to quickly change direction and dart past defenders. Hofmann has switched to a more central role in recent seasons, able to operate as a wily playmaker just behind the strikers.”
As such, the prospect of Hofmann linking up with the likes of Kulusevski and Son Heung-min behind Harry Kane in the Tottenham attack next season will certainly be a mouthwatering prospect for supporters and Conte alike, leading us to believe that Paratici simply must do everything he can to land the Monchengladbach maestro this summer.