By Dominic Toner
Tottenham are interested in signing Hoffenheim striker Mark Uth, according to a report.
The Mirror claim that Spurs and Premier League rivals Southampton are monitoring the 25-year-old ahead of moves in the summer.
It is understood that the forward is likely to cost £6million and has come to the attention after impressing with German club Hoffenheim.
The report details that he was on the brink of a call-up to Joachim Low’s German squad until he suffered an injury setback.
Ugh has been in good form this season despite facing two months sidelined through injury and has been prolific in front of goal.
The forward has made 12 appearances across all competitions, scoring seven goals and supplying three assists.
He has represented Germany at Under-20s level, but is yet to break into a competitive national squad.
Uth’s most prolific season to date came in the 2014/15 campaign when has made 37 appearances for Dutch club Heerenveen, scoring 20 goals and supplying 12 assists.
Football Insider verdict:
Spurs should continue to develop the progress of the striker, who is showing good form in the Bundesliga. The 25-year-old could be a bargain at just £6million if he can replicate his goalscoring form in England. The north London club do need some extra attacking options as Harry Kane remains the main source of goals, with Vincent Janssen still adapting to the Premier League. Spurs should consider Uth as a good option in the summer and try to sign him if they are still lacking attacking depth in their squad. Uth has scored goals in the Dutch and German league, meaning Pochettino should take a chance on the striker.
In other Tottenham transfer news, the club’s midfielder has revealed that Pochettino refused to send him out on loan.