‘It was serious’ – Rumoured target opens up on Spurs interest

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Wolfsburg striker Wout Weghorst who was heavily linked with a move to Tottenham during the summer transfer window has admitted that the Lilywhites did hold an interest in bringing him to the club.

As reported by Football.London, Tottenham looked at many options across Europe over the summer as they sought to bring in a back up to Harry Kane, including Southampton’s Danny Ings (Guardian), Torino captain Andrea Belotti (Football.London), Metz’s Habib Diallo (L’Equipe).

Weghorst was another name who was touted to be on the club’s radar, with The Express claiming that Spurs had identified the Dutchman as a realistic target before the transfer window shut.

As it happened, Spurs instead signed Carlos Vinicius from Benfica on a season long loan with just days left in the transfer window, with reports indicating that the Brazilian was Jose Mourinho’s first-choice strike target.

Weghorst has now revealed that Tottenham were one of the clubs who wanted to sign him and that he was keen on making the move.

Addressing the rumours about his future, he told Kicker: “I can be honest, of course, I knew that there was interest left and right.

“It was serious with Tottenham, I was a candidate. Of course, you are interested with something like that too.

“It is also a confirmation that I’m on the right track.”

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