In a surprising turn of events, reports suggest that Tottenham Hotspur has swooped in to secure the loan deal for Timo Werner, beating out competition from Manchester United. The London-based outfit has successfully acquired the services of the RB Leipzig striker for the remainder of the season. Speculations circulating in the rumor mill indicate that Spurs are set to cover the entirety of Werner's salary for the duration of his loan spell.
The report read:
" Timo Werner to Tottenham, here we go! Deal in place with RB Leipzig, all documents being prepared.- Fabrizio Romano
Spurs sign Werner on loan and will also include buy option clause NOT mandatory.
Timo due to travel to London on Saturday then time for medical."
Timo Werner to Tottenham Hotspur: Will the striker’s experience salvage the season for Ange?
Despite a promising commencement under Ange Postecoglu, Tottenham Hotspur has encountered a downturn, relinquishing their early momentum and falling short in both the top-four race and the closely contested title battle. The current standings see Spurs trailing by a solitary point from the coveted top-four positions and a six-point gap from the summit of the table.
The setback was exacerbated by the untimely injury to James Maddisson, whose absence robbed the team of its creative spark. Additionally, suspensions during critical fixtures dealt a further blow to Big Ange's Tottenham Hotspur, ultimately pushing them out of contention in the intense title race.
The strategic acquisition of Timo Werner could prove to be a crucial boost for Tottenham Hotspur in their quest for a top-four finish and a potential surge in the title race. Having previously plied his trade with Chelsea, Werner brings invaluable experience in navigating the demands of the Premier League. His familiarity with the league and understanding of the nuances associated with playing for a top-flight English club position him as a valuable asset for Spurs.
With Tottenham's captain, Heung Min Son, away on international duty, Werner's addition provides a timely injection of pace and creativity to the squad. The German striker's eagerness to contribute positively to his new team may serve as a driving force, especially given the scrutiny he faced for finishing issues during his tenure at Chelsea
Timo Werner in 2023/24 season:
In the current campaign, Timo Werner has featured in eight fixtures within the German top-flight, securing only two starting positions. Amidst these appearances, the striker has managed to find the back of the net twice. Despite making four appearances in the Champions League for RB Leipzig, an assist/goal has eluded him thus far. Werner's journey has not been without obstacles, as adductor and back pain issues sidelined him for seven crucial encounters in the fiercely contested German top flight. (Stats via fbref)
It remains interesting to see if Timo Werner can be the perfect replacement and addition for the free flowing football of Ange Postecoglou