German sources have now shared a big update on Tottenham Hotspur‘s pursuit of Borussia Monchengladbach star Jonas Hofmann.
The Lowdown: Hofmann on the move?
The Premier League top-four chasers have been linked with a move for one of Monchengladbach’s most crucial players in recent months.
Tottenham boss Antonio Conte wants to make new additions this summer and has allegedly earmarked signings for many positions, including further forward (The Telegraph).
Sport Bild (via Sport Witness), sharing news in early March, name-dropped Spurs as an interested party to sign Hofmann who has been a ‘figurehead’ and crucial in-form player under Adi Hütter this season.
However, the 29-year-old’s deal expires in 2023 with no sign of an extension, throwing his future at the club into disrepute.
The Latest: German sources share Hofmann update…
Now, Sport Bild (via Sport Witness) have again shared some news on Spurs’ interest in Hofmann as the Lilywhites now make contact.
As Spurs regularly approach Monchengladbach over the attacker, according to this report, it is believed that the Bundesliga side will green-light his exit in the event of a suitable bid.
The Verdict: Make the move?
Given Hofmann’s contract situation, transfer chief Fabio Paratici may well be in a strong negotiating position to force their hand and ease the German side into accepting a lower price tag.
The international winger would be worth the hassle, especially going by his previous plaudits from big names and form over 2021/2022.
According to WhoScored, he’s racked up the most goals and assists combined domestically out of anyone in the Monchengladbach side whilst also reigning superior in terms of shots and key passes per 90.
If that wasn’t enough, Hofmann has also averaged their highest match rating in the Bundesliga, leaving little wonder Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp once called him ‘extraordinary’ and ‘perfect’ (via Borussia Dortmund reporter and Buzz 09 founder Sandra Goldschmidt).
If Paratici can seal his signing for Conte, there is little doubting he could add something.
In other news: Tottenham expected to move for ‘phenomenal’ £101m star after Conte request, find out more here.
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