Transfer fee needs 24.7 billion and Deadline is June 14

Tottenham Hotspur is struggling to recruit German striker Timo Werner permanently.

Global media ‘Football Transfer’ reported on the 22nd that “it is competing against time to secure Timo Werner at half the price of Tottenham.”

Tottenham signed Werner, a member of RB Leipzig, on loan during the winter transfer window in January. The contract is a six-month loan deal that includes a permanent transfer option, and Tottenham have agreed with Leipzig to cover all of Werner’s salaries during the contract period.

At that time, Tottenham sought to recruit Werner as club captain and key striker Son Heung-min was expected to leave for about a month at the 2023 Asian Football Confederation AFC Qatar Asian Cup.

Werner once made a name for himself as one of the best strikers in Germany and the Bundesliga. After scoring 90 goals and 40 assists in 156 matches while playing for Leipzig for four years from 2016 to 2020, Werner attracted the attention of big European clubs as he scored 28 goals in 34 matches during the 2019-20 season.

At that time, Liverpool and Chelsea, representing the Premier League, showed great interest in recruiting, and Chelsea succeeded in embracing Werner with a large amount of £45 million about 83.6 billion won ahead of the 2020-21 season.

He failed to take advantage of his chances because of his offside and poor decision-making skills when he played in games. In his first season, he played 2,606 minutes in 35 league games and recorded a decent performance with six goals and 12 assists.

Coach Thomas Tuchel, who was appointed as coach in the middle of this season, led the team to win the UEFA Champions League, while Werner played in 12 matches, including the final, with four goals and two assists. In addition, he won the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup, adding a trophy to his career.

Werner had high expectations from fans as he showed great potential in his debut season, but in his second year, he was pushed out of the competition for the starting lineup with only four goals and one assist in the 2021-22 season. He played only 1,885 minutes in 21 league games and failed to make the roster as he was classified as a non-power resource at the end of the season.

Having lost his position at Chelsea, Werner returned to his former club Leipzig to secure playing time in the summer of 2022. Leipzig reportedly re-enrolled Werner for 30 million euros about 43.2 billion won.

Having returned to Bundesliga with his former team, Werner made a comeback by scoring 16 goals and six assists in 40 matches in all competitions, including nine goals and four assists in 27 league matches. However, as he struggled in the second season similar to his Chelsea counterpart, he significantly reduced his playing time, and sought to transfer once again.

When Tottenham brought in Werner, fans who remember the disastrous decision-making he showed at Chelsea in the past expressed anxiety, but Werner, who returned to the Premier League stage, is receiving positive reviews for his compliance.

Werner, wearing a Tottenham uniform, scored in the 27th round of the Premier League against Crystal Palace in the 2023-24 season on the 3rd, scoring his Tottenham debut goal in seven games. At the time, Werner set the stage for a 3-1 come-from-behind victory by scoring an equalizer in the 32nd minute of the second half when he was being dragged 0-1.

Since then, Son Heung-min’s pass in the 28th round of Aston Villa away to make the score 4-0, making two consecutive goals, but he failed to prevent an 0-3 defeat by missing a decisive comeback chance in the next game, away to Fulham.

Since moving on loan, Werner has had two goals and two assists in eight matches. It is not unusual, but due to lackluster performance, Tottenham was agonizing over the permanent transfer of Werner.

“Timo Werner still has a contract with Leipzig until 2026, but he wants to stay in Tottenham and London after this summer,” said Christian Polk, a reporter from Sky Sports Germany, according to the “Football Transfer.”

“But will Tottenham really take action? Tottenham has a recruitment option worth 17 million euros about 24.7 billion won,” he said. “If you want to recruit Werner, you have to invoke the clause before June 14 when the 2024 UEFA European Championship hereinafter referred to as Euro 2024 will take place.”

“There are two reasons why Leipzig took this position,” the media said. “First, Leipzig wants to plan a summer transfer market before Euro 2024 begins, and secondly, if Tottenham covers Werner, we have to sign another contract for the rest of the transfer market.”

Despite his lackluster performance in recent years, Werner was once one of Germany’s leading strikers. According to media, Werner’s estimated value is 37.5 million euros W54.5 billion, but Tottenham has the opportunity to sign him for less than half of that amount.

In the end, whether Tottenham’s permanent transfer option will be invoked depends on Werner’s performance for the rest of the season. Attention is expected to be focused on whether Werner will play for Tottenham next season as he wants with impressive performances in the remaining eight league games. 토토사이트 순위

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