By Harvey Byrne
Tottenham remain keen on signing RB Leipzig goal machine Timo Werner after missing out on his signing two years a go, according to a report.
The Telegraph have claimed on their website that Spurs are keeping their eye on the 21-year-old striker as they look for further cover to star Harry Kane.
However, it is also detailed that the north London club have already once missed out on the youngster after Mauricio Pochettino’s side were looking to sign him while he was at Stuttgart in 2015 before he joined RB Leizpig in the summer of 2016 in a £9.1million move.
Werner had a very successful first season at Leipzig, who finished in second place in the Bundesliga in the last campaign after he bagged a fine 21 goals in 31 matches, as well as turning provider on seven occasions.
He has also been capped six times by Germany at his young age, where he has scored three times and the forward is contract to Leipzig until 2020.
Football Insider verdict:
Leipzig have shown Liverpool with Naby Keita that they are unwilling to let go of their stars this summer and they are likely to hold the same stance over Werner. This means that a move to Tottenham is very unlikely to happen, additionally with Spurs refusing to get caught up with the inflating transfer market. The north London club are also unlikely to splash out too much on a player to play second fiddle to Kane and while Werner would be a huge improvement on Vincent Janssen he will not be making the move to England to sit on the bench.
In other Tottenham transfer news, this international eyed by Spurs has ended his dispute with current club after move reportedly hits stumbling block.