Tottenham Hotspur have been reportedly linked with a £7.5 million pound for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Patrick Herrmann.
The German Under – 21 international, who made his breakthrough in the Monchengladbach first team in 2010, has been pulling off some impressive performances for the German club, helping them achieve a Champions League qualification position in the 2011/12 Bundesliga season. Now it seems that Spurs, along with Inter Milan, are chasing his signature.
Despite his age and relative inexperience still at club level, having not even appeared 100 times yet for his current club. His signature would represent a marvellous piece of business for Spurs boss Andre Villas Boas, and another crippling loss for a Monchengladbach team that is being picked apart rapidly.
He would certainly 90% of AVB’s boxes in what he is looking for in a midfielder. He is by far the finished article, yet demonstrated fantastic ability to win the ball, and provide the necessary assists which helped Monchengladbach achieve a top four finish. With 32 overall appearances last season, which included six goals, and seven assists. Herrmann has shown himself to be a valuable asset for the club.
To top it off, his reported price tag would make even the likes of Daniel Levy swoon with joy, especially for his still tender age of 21 and undoubted talents. Yet to make his debut for the senior Germany team as of yet, if Spurs are truly interested in adding Herrmann to their ranks, then the January transfer window will be the best time to acquire him, before his value sky-rockets to the level of other reported target Moutinho. At just £7.5 million, he represents a third of the price mooted for Moutinho in the Summer transfer window, and would certainly represent good value for money, as well removing the pressure associated with a big money signing.
Despite his age, Hermann has proven himself with Monchengladbach to be a very capable central midfielder, in a league that is notoriously tough to play in. With an impressive first full season under his belt last year, Hermann will continue to improve dramatically as the season progresses. Spurs could well do what they did with the likes of Gareth Bale, and capture a hidden gem before his price tag explodes to indecent proportions.
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