Tottenham set to target Wout Weghorst as striker hints at loan move
Last summer, reports claimed Tottenham Hotspur wanted Wout Weghorst after a campaign in which he netted 21 times in the Bundesliga for Wolfsburg.
Weghorst would have the chance to move to the Premier League. But it was Burnley who got his signature, signing the Dutchman for £12 million following the departure of Chris Wood.
In the end, the move didn’t work out. Weghorst scored just two goals as the Clarets were relegated from the Premier League.
He missed a golden chance on the final day of the campaign that would have put Burnley above Leeds in the battle to stay on their feet. Surely you would imagine a goal at this stage would have made life much more difficult for the Whites before they scored their winner.
Weghorst gave a glimpse of what his future holds. The 29-year-old has now told VI he won’t be playing in the Championship next year. He has left the door open for a loan exit, hinting he would be open to returning to Burnley if they are promoted.
“We have clearly agreed in advance that I will not play in the Championship. The club would like to keep me and will do everything they can to get back to the Premier League as soon as possible. he said VI.
Tottenham, meanwhile, are looking for a new striker. Antonio Conte and Fabio Paratici are once again faced with the difficult task of finding someone to compete with Harry Kane while being content to be an understudy.
Spurs’ return to the Champions League will help. But it’s still going to be tricky.
Perhaps Weghorst could be the answer if Burnley are open to a loan deal. Of course, his stock has fallen since moving to Turf Moor. But he averaged a league goal every two games at Wolfsburg.
And with Tottenham players, you imagine Weghorst would have a lot more opportunities to work in North London.
This may be a disappointing decision for many. But taking Weghorst on loan could see Spurs sign a ‘great‘ attacking as cover for Kane. And that would leave the club with plenty of funds to meet some of the other priorities.
Much may depend on the players Tottenham have in mind. But Weghorst’s comments should certainly get Tottenham’s attention given the club’s past interest.
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