By Danny Wright
Tottenham have approached Bayern Leverkusen with an enquiry about right-back Benjamin Henrichs, according to a report.
Bleacher Report claims that Spurs have contacted a number of clubs as they look to find a replacement for Kyle Walker, who is being pursued by Premier League title contenders Manchester City.
It is understood that Tottenham won’t budge for anything less than £50million for the England international, but are still sounding out possible successors as his future could “become more clear” at the end of this week.
However the report says that Bundesliga wonderkid Henrichs, 20, is also on the radar of Man City.
Bleacher Report also adds that Spurs have been scouting the three-times German international ever since he played a starring role in Leverkusen’s Champions League clashes with them last season.
Henrichs made 37 appearances across all competitions for Leverkusen last term and supplied three assists and, while he is predominantly a right-back, a good chunk of his game time was spent playing on the opposite side of the Bundesliga side’s back four.
Football Insider Verdict
Spurs definitely need to start making some progress in the transfer market otherwise they run the risk of being left behind their rivals and forced into panic-buying. That sort of approach saw them waste a lot of money on Moussa Sissoko, so Mauricio Pochettino has to ensure that it doesn’t happen again. Henrichs looks like a top talent who is gradually becoming a top Bundesliga full-back and has the potential to be Germany’s main man at right-back. He would be a great replacement for Walker, should he leave, and would do well filling in the blanks if players like Kieran Trippier or Danny Rose suffer any injuries.