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Tottenham Hotspur: German source breaks Jonas Hofmann transfer update

Tottenham Hotspur: German source breaks Jonas Hofmann transfer update -Tottenham Hotspur Transfer Rumours

According to German news outlet Sport Bild, as translated and shared by Sport Witness, there has been a transfer update out of Tottenham Hotspur involving Borussia Monchengladbach star Jonas Hofmann.

The Lowdown: Pochettino in 2019 talks…

Another reliable source from the Bundesliga claimed back in 2019 that ex-Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino wanted to make the forward one of his highest Tottenham earners at the time.

Indeed, Bild (translated by talkSPORT) shared that the Lilywhites and their fan favourite former manager held talks over signing Hofmann and were hoping to entice him with a £100,000-per-week package.

Those wages would have put him in and among the best paid at Spurs, but alas, this alleged plan didn’t quite come to fruition.

However, it appears Spurs and by extension managing director Fabio Paratici have now re-entered the chase for Pochettino’s ex-target.

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The Latest: Tottenham re-emerge…

Sport Bild (via SW) say that both Paratici and Atletico Madrid have renewed their interest in signing Hofmann recently as both clubs now eye a move for Monchengladbach’s ‘figurehead’ and in-form star player.

The 29-year-old has been a pivotal figure under Adi Hütter this season, scoring eight goals and three assists in 22 games across all competitions.

Hofmann is leading the way as Monchengladbach’s top scorer, meaning the club and sporting director Roland Virkus are eager for him to extend his contract which currently expires in 2023.

While the player doesn’t rule this out, he is also aware that lucrative offers could arrive from abroad – with Spurs and Atletico named as interested parties.

The Verdict: Make a move?

The fact Hofmann is entering the final year of his deal could put Tottenham on strong footing in potential negotiations.

Paratici, as things stand, could seemingly secure a proven Bundesliga player for a reasonable fee with the Germany international standing out as a real star for Gladbach.

Indeed, the attacker has attempted the most top flight shots at goal (2.3) and key passes (2.9) per 90 out of their entire squad whilst also averaging Gladbach’s highest overall match rating (7.09, WhoScored).

By comparison to Antonio Conte’s current Spurs crop, Hofmann reigns supreme over every Lilywhites star for key passes made, including the likes of Son Heung-min and Harry Kane (WhoScored).

This could certainly grab Paratici’s attention as Spurs re-ignite interest in an old flame, with there clearly being worse options out there.

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