Rumour Mill: Papers Link Tottenham With Young German Striker

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Tottenham Hotspur's Vincent Janssen rues a missed chance on goal during the Premier League match at White Hart Lane, London.

23 year old Freiberg forward Maximilian Philipp has been linked with Tottenham according to German magazine Kicker.

Reports suggest that Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino is looking to bolster the attacking talent in his squad through the young German forward who scored 9 goals in 24 games, despite picking up three different injuries in November, February and April.

Tottenham were linked with the striker once already in January, but speculation started again when the player’s agent, Dirk Pietroschinsky, denied that a deal had been finalised that would take Philipp to RB Leipzig. He claimed that although a deal had not been wrapped up, there was strong interest from an English club. Pietroschinsky failed however to mention which particular club was showing interest.

The versatile young striker can play as a forward, a shadow striker and winger on either side of the pitch and would compliment any side looking to add depth to their attack. Now fans in both Germany and England wait to see how this transfer rumour will develop.

HITC Sport makes the claim that Pochettino’s drawn up a list of replacements for Summer signing Vincent Janssen, who’s struggled to make an impact in his first season with Spurs. According to their reports, Philipp is on that shortlist.

I’d rather stick with Janssen. He’s got heart and fights to the last whistle. Players need time to adapt to the Premier League, it’s like no other league in Europe. Given another year or two, I believe Janssen can still come good. But what do you think? Should we stick by Janssen and take a gamble, or should we cash in and look for an alternative?

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  • Colin Patience

    i think we’ll hardly be “cashing” in on Jansen we got him relatively cheap but i bet he wont bring 5 million right now, I like him but I’d replace him in a heartbeat