Writing in his column for the Daily Mail, ex-Tottenham striker Peter Crouch believes that Spurs should have gone ‘all out’ to sign Chelsea star Timo Werner before he opted for a Stamford Bridge move, with the former England international going on to claim that the 24-year-old could have ‘transformed‘ Jose Mourinho’s team.
The Daily Mail pundit has now had his say over who Spurs should’ve gone for this summer as the club continue their wide search for a striking back-up to Harry Kane.
Should Spurs have bid for Timo Werner?
Yes, would have been a dream
No, Spurs could never afford him
The likes of Habib Diallo, Carlos Vinicius, Andrea Belotti and Arkadiusz Milik have been heavily linked in recent days, as explained by reliable Football.London correspondent Alasdair Gold, but Crouch believes that Spurs should have gone ‘all out’ for a more sensational option.
Indeed, the ex-England ace has claimed that Chelsea star signing Werner could have ‘transformed Tottenham’ given his versatility and ability to play right across a front three.
While much has been made of Spurs’ potential inability to attract suitors due to Kane’s presence, a factor which may result in less playing time, Crouch insists that Werner’s past roles in attacking midfield could have allowed him to garner regular starting places alongside the Englishman.
“I mentioned earlier Liverpool might regret letting Chelsea sign Timo Werner but I would have loved to have seen Tottenham go all out for him,” explained Crouch in his Daily Mail column.
“It wouldn’t have been a signing to the detriment of Harry Kane. I watched a lot of RB Leipzig in the Champions League last season and Werner is versatile. He could have played anywhere across a front three and really transformed Tottenham.
“That would have been a dream signing.”
Scoring 28 goals in 34 Bundesliga appearances for RB Leipzig last season (Transfermarkt), it’s no secret that Werner is a potent finisher, and while his price tag may have been out of the club’s reach, there’s little arguing that the forward would have been a head-turning coup.
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