Timo Werner to represent Bale, Walker, and Trippier's former Spurs number

New Tottenham loan signing Timo Werner will wear the number 16 in Lilywhite, carrying the torch once held by a number of Spurs legends.
Borussia Mönchengladbach v RB Leipzig - Bundesliga
Borussia Mönchengladbach v RB Leipzig - Bundesliga / Frederic Scheidemann/GettyImages

Tottenham are in the midst of transfer business this month, with the former Chelsea player and Champions League winner the first to join their ranks.

Coming in from the Bundesliga's RB Leipzig, he'll work to quickly prove that he's not too far removed from the glory of his earlier seasons. Boasting 21 league goals for Leipzig in the 16/17 season and an astonishing 28 in the 19/20 campaign, Werner has demonstrated his phenomenal goal-scoring ability in the past.

Due to injury, the German international has had to miss seven games for his club this season, scoring just two goals across the eight fixtures he's been involved in. If anyone can get him back on track, however, it's Ange Postecoglou.

Any fan of Premier League football knows that the Australian manager has an extremely attack-oriented tactical purity. Spurs have had a prolific front line this season, with Son Heung-min's 17 goal contributions, Richarlison's nine, Dejan Kulusevski's seven, and Brennan Johnson's five across league action.

Goals have come from everywhere on the pitch, with Pedro Porro blasting shots from outside of the box, Micky van de Ven scoring game-winning goals, and Cristian Romero getting on the end of crosses.

Spurs have truly leaned into this identity of an attacking team over the past few months, and with Son off on international duty for the rest of January, Werner has the perfect opportunity before him to work towards reestablishing his good form.

Wearing the number 16, the German striker will have big shoes to fill. Nevertheless, he could prove an excellent option at the point of attack if Ange is able to utilize his scoring skills, which have yet to shine through this season.

Tottenham take on Manchester United this Sunday, a team they beat 2-0 last time out and who they'll be looking to take three points from once again as they travel away to Old Trafford. The match will likely prove to be the Werner's first big test at his new North London club.