According to a report by TRANSFERmarketWEB.com, Tottenham Hotspur now want to sign Borussia Monchengladbach attacker Jonas Hofmann.
The Lowdown: Spurs in 2019 talks…
As per reliable German news outlet Bild, as translated by talkSPORT, this isn’t the first time Spurs have targeted the 29-year-old with talks held all the way back in 2019 during Mauricio Pochettino’s tenure.
Indeed, the Argentine and Tottenham apparently hoped to entice Hofmann with a move by making him one of their highest earners at N17 during that time.
The report claimed Spurs were willing to table a £100,000-per-week salary offer for the Germany international, with news now emerging of some fresh interest from managing director Fabio Paratici.
The Latest: Spurs targeting Hofmann…
TRANSFERmarketWEB say that Hofmann has been ‘targeted by Tottenham’ ahead of the January window.
The £14.4 million-valued winger, who can also be deployed in central midfield, has a deal at Gladbach which currently expires in 2023 – with there being no sign of a renewal just yet.
While there is nothing further to add in terms of an approach or talks, it appears Paratici has set his sights on yet another new target for Nuno Espirito Santo.
The Verdict: Good move?
At 29, Hofmann would come with little sell-on value but his market rating indicates it wouldn’t be that much of a risky move financially.
In terms of quality, the attacker is a regular in Germany’s national team and was hailed as an ‘outstanding player‘ by former Gladbach coach Dieter Hecking.
Last year, Hofmann managed an impressive 11 assists and six goals from midfield for Gladbach whilst making 2.4 key passes per 90 (WhoScored) – more than any Spurs player in the Premier League over 2020/2021 (WhoScored).
He’s continued to be a threat this season with 2.3 shots on goal per game over his trio of German top flight starts – potentially highlighting how he could be a real asset under Nuno at N17.
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