Tottenham: Spurs desperate for Brandt signing
Tottenham want to sign Borussia Dortmund star Julian Brandt at ‘all costs’ as reports from Germany share their transfer plans.
The Lowdown: Spurs without creator?
Since the departure of former club hero Christian Eriksen, Spurs have arguably been without an elite creative midfield player through the middle.
Reports over the January transfer window suggested they were targeting former Roma star Nicolo Zaniolo to fill this hole, yet didn’t end up agreeing a move in the end.
Instead, Spurs put pen to paper on a move for Arnaut Danjuma on loan from Villarreal, yet he is more of a winger/out-and-out forward.
The Latest: Spurs want Brandt at ‘all costs’…
According to German news outlet Bild, as transcribed by Buli News, Spurs want Dortmund attacker Brandt ‘at all costs’ but could face competition from rivals Arsenal.
The 26-year-old is said to have made it clear to those around him in the past that he would find a move to the Premier League ‘very appealing’.
The Verdict: Phenomenal player…
Described as a former ‘hottest prospect’ of Europe, Brandt has come into his own this season and firmly cemented himself as a key player for Dortmund.
As per WhoScored, only superstar Jude Bellingham has averaged a better-performance rating per 90 in the Bundesliga this season – all while notching double figures for total goal contribution.
The German ranks as Dortmund’s best for key passes made per 90 in the final third, highlighting his potential as a would-be creative asset for Spurs.
Called an ‘extremely important’ player by Dortmund boss Edin Terzic, he could well be a hard player to steal away from the club given his phenomenal ability.