Report: Striker previously linked with Spurs has £30m release clause

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According to German outlet Sport1, RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner has a release clause of just £30 million in his curent contract.

Werner boasts of a prolific goalscoring record since moving to the Red Bull Arena from Stuttgart in 2016 and is currently enjoying his most productive season in front of goal having struck the back of the net 27 times in 33 appearances in all competitions this campaign (transfermarkt).

The German international scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot to help Leipzig overcome Spurs 1-0 in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 tie.

German publication Bild (as translated by Sport Witness) reported in January that Werner was one of the strikers on Tottenham’s radar.

Liverpool are being heavily linked with a move for the striker in the summer and it is revealed that their pursuit has now been boosted by news that Werner has such a low release clause (TEAMtalk).

The former Stuttgart has recently admitted that he is flattered by interest from Jurgen Klopp’s team and described the Premier League leaders as the best side in the world (The Independent).

Spurs Web Opinion

£30 million for a world-class striker like Werner is an absolute steal and so I would be surprised if we weren’t in for him. However, we will probably face some major competition for the striker at such a low price. While I am not sure he will want to come to us given that we have Kane, I believe that Kane and Werner can play together.

There is no doubt that Spurs need cover and competition for Kane, in successive seasons we have witnessed Kane suffering significant injury problems which have seriously affected our campaign.

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