Report: His future is in his hands; insists manager of out-of-contract German striker linked with Spurs

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Werder Bremen coach Florian Kohfeldt has insisted that he is calm about the future of Max Kruse.

The 31-year-old forward has previously stated that he could be tempted to leave the Bundesliga club with Tottenham reported to have been keen to sign him as potential back-up to Harry Kane (Bild).

Kruse will become a free agent at the end of the season if he fails to agree an extension to his currrent contract and is free to talk to clubs across Europe and sign a pre-contract agreement.

The player was reported to have snubbed a move to White Hart Lane in 2015 when he moved from Borussia Monchengladbach to link up with Wolfsburg (Express).

Tottenham could be in the market for another striker with Fernando Llorente’s deal coming to an end after the Champions League final against Liverpool.  The 34-year-old who has performed admirably in the club’s European campaign in the absence of Harry Kane has been linked with a potential return to former club Athletic Bilbao.

However, Kruse’s manager Kohfeldt insisted that the side do not solely depend on one player and while he would like to see him remain at the club insisted that his future is in the hands of the striker.

Kohfeldt told a press conference (Inside Futbol): “Of course I fight for good players – and Max is a very good one”, 

“But there is no dependence [on just a single player].

“That would not do justice to [the] other players.

“There were a lot of players involved in our season, not just Max.

“I am very relaxed because we will have a very good squad again next season”, he continued.

“Max can be there [next season], but he does not have to be there.

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