Which Young Striker Should Tottenham Sign?

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Timo Werner (19) – VfB Stuttgart

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What he’s done recently

Last season the 19-year-old German international appeared in 33 games in all competitions. As for goals scored, it was only three plus one assist. It didn’t help that he split 32 league games in the Bundesliga as a starter and substitute.

In any event, he was still able to produce a good season in terms of appearances and goals — yes even at 3 goals scored he was just two shy from matching his output from the 2013-14 season. Consistency right now is his best attribute as he’s able to gain first team minutes despite being just 19-years-old.

How would he fit with Tottenham

For now, with a low scoring output, Timo Werner wouldn’t be a starter for Tottenham, he’d be the backup for Harry Kane. That may or may not sit well with him but at the same time it gives him a chance to learn from another young (technically older by two years) striker and maybe emulate him.

If Mauricio Pochettino feels that he wants to play both players together on the pitch, Kane and Werner, it’s possible. Either Werner plays out wide, or actually becomes the club’s lone striker with Harry Kane dropping into the number ten role and shifting Christian Eriksen to the left and swapping Nacer Chadli to the right.

Can Tottenham afford him

Last month, Tottenham were keen on signing Timo Werner after already showing interest for Anthony Martial. According to the Daily Mail, a bid of £7.5 million was offered, but later on it was rejected.

Manager Robin Dutt has a young player who he can help grow and become a very good striker in a few years so seeing Tottenham’s bid rejected isn’t surprising.

At the very least, Mauricio Pochettino is looking for young talented players to help his squad for the future. With only the Europa League to offer the German striker on a yearly basis, it could be enough to tempt him to leave Stuttgart to get a chance at a higher competition level while also getting the same amount of first team playing time — or more if he starts in all of the cup competitions.

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