Tottenham Hotspur are interested in a swoop for Schalke 04 striker Matthew Hoppe as their search for striking alternatives continues to intensify, as reported by 90Min.
The Lowdown: Spurs gear up for the 2021/22 campaign
Moving into 2021/22, it will be intriguing to see how new manager Nuno Espirito Santo plans to improve upon Tottenham’s disappointing seventh-placed finish last term.
In spite of this, could the Londoners now be edging closer to their first summer signing following recent reports?
Would Hoppe be a good signing for Spurs?
The Latest: Tottenham readying offer for Hoppe
Tottenham are said to be readying an offer for 20-year-old Hoppe after his impressive breakout season in Gelsenkirchen for Die Königsblauen. Southampton, Newcastle United and Wolves are also mooted to be heavily monitoring his situation as competition for his signature intensifies [90Min].
Schalke are believed to be intent on holding out for a considerable fee for the 1.91m (6 foot 3) colossus, although this may be impossible for the club owing to a combination of financial irregularities and Bundesliga relegation [90 Min].
The Verdict: Hoppe would be a savvy signing for Spurs
Upon reflection, the young American would represent a smart piece of business by the Tottenham hierarchy. Capable of troubling the opposition with his intelligent runs and finishing ability, he could provide an ideal understudy to talisman Harry Kane.
In 2020/21, he was a rare shining light in a dreadful campaign for his current employers, registering seven goal contributions from 22 Bundesliga encounters with six goals and one assist [Transfermarkt].
Demonstrating his ability to run at the opposition, he completed 32 progressive carries with the ball last season [FBref] and also earned a call-up to the United States international squad for the Gold Cup this month [Schalke 04].
Once labelled as ‘quality’ by Schalke manager Dimitrios Grammozis [Buli News], Spurs should look to secure a deal for the exciting, in-demand youngster ahead of 2021/22.
In other news, Spurs have received ‘terrific news’ surrounding a young midfielder.
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