Striker who Spurs approached last summer admits his ambitions ‘haven’t changed’

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Wolfsburg striker Wout Weghorst, who was said to be previously on Tottenham Hotspur’s radar has admitted that he still aspires to move to a bigger club after a move to North London failed to materialise last summer.

Tottenham were heavily linked with a move for Weghorst ahead of the current campaign but instead ended up moving for Carlos Vinicius on a season-long loan deal from Benfica instead.

After the transfer window closed, the Dutch striker admitted that Spurs made a serious approach for him and that interest from the Premier League outfit had turned his head.

Despite the disappointment of the collapsed transfer, the 28-year-old has had another prolific season in Germany, having netted 19 times in all competitions so far this campaign.

It was suggested that Tottenham could move for the Dutch international during the January transfer window but an approach from Jose Mourinho’s side was not forthcoming.

Weghorst has now admitted that he is open to leaving Wolfsburg at the end of the season but only if the transfer represents a considerable step up in his career.

The striker told Kicker (as relayed by Sport Witness): “My ambitions haven’t changed. I want to achieve the highest that is possible for me.

“I wouldn’t leave Wolfsburg for every club, they should really fit really well. Especially if we qualify for the Champions League.”

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I do not expect Tottenham to activate Carlos Vinicius’ £40m release clause in the summer. So, it is likely that the club will be in the market for another striker. I can see us potentially returning for Weghorst since we showed interest in the Dutch striker last season. He will have just two years left on his current deal at Wolfsburg at the end of the campaign which means he could be available for a lower price than he was last summer.

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