In Focus: Philipp could realise potential at Spurs

As reported by The Sun, Tottenham Hotspur are considering making an offer for Freiburg forward Maximilian Philipp this summer.

What’s the story?

After another season of nearly but not quite, Mauricio Pochettino is looking to build a squad this summer that can deliver the English Premier League title and mount a challenge in the UEFA Champions League.

Key to that will be adding attacking depth and according to latest reports in The Sun, he’s identified a player he believes can make a difference.

The paper say that Spurs are interested in Maximilian Philipp, a Bundesliga forward that they rate at £10m. However, in order to land their man, they’ll have to bat away interest from giants Borussia Dortmund, who are also keeping a close eye on the 23-year-old.

The Sun reckon that Spurs have been a fan of his for a while and now having made Pochettino’s summer shortlist, the striker could be the subject of a formal bid in the coming weeks.

Ready for England?

Philipp burst onto the Bundesliga scene three years ago and has been important to Freiburg ever since. In the season just past he made 27 appearances in all competitions, scoring 9 goals and assisting twice. He isn’t your typical goal poacher, so that return is decent.

He has versatility, playing in four different positions for the Germans across the campaign on both wings, behind the striker and leading the line himself.

With U21 appearances for Germany, it’s clear he has talent and a move to an elite club seems inevitable. Will Spurs be the destination that he realises his obvious potential?