Report: Tottenham may only sign 28-year-old if they get Champions League football

Whether Tottenham Hotspur decide to make Timo Werner’s move to North London a permanent one will depend largely on whether the club can qualify for next season’s Champions League or not, with the money earned from that essentially paying for his transfer fee.

Timo Werner arrived at Tottenham in the January transfer window on a six-month loan deal, which includes a purchase option worth a reported £15m (Sky Sports).

The German has performed fairly well so far, registering two goals and two assists in eight appearances for the Lilywhites, and providing adequate cover for the absence of Heung-min Son during the Asian Cup.

According to Sky Sports Germany reporter, Florian Plettenberg, Werner is thought to be very comfortable at Spurs and very keen to stay at the club beyond the end of the season. However, just last week, Football Insider reported that Tottenham were still unsure whether to keep the 28-year-old.

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Spurs will sign Werner if they qualify for Champions League

Now, the same outlet has a fresh update, with sources claiming Tottenham are more likely to snap Werner up permanently if they can qualify for next season’s Champions League.

Apparently, Champions League qualification can be worth at least £14m for any club participating, and Spurs would be inclined to put that money straight into the deal to sign Werner full-time.

The club are aware they need experienced players as well as the younger demographic they have been targeting, and it is believed Werner “fits the bill” in that respect.

Spurs Web Opinion

For £15m, you’re unlikely to find anyone as experienced or accomplished as Werner to provide squad depth, so I think we should keep him. The money we save by signing him instead of spending big in that area, can help us sign a proper striker and a top-class centre midfielder.

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