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Timo Werner

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We are delighted to announce an agreement for Timo Werner to rejoin us on loan from RB Leipzig for the 2024/25 season, with an option to make the deal permanent.

Signed on loan from the Bundesliga side in January, the German international forward was a regular in Ange Postecoglou's team in the second half of last season.

With Heung-Min Son on international duty and Dejan Kulusevski injured, Timo was straight into action, starting and setting up Rodrigo Bentancur's goal in our 2-2 draw against United on his debut at Old Trafford within five days of joining us.

Timo, 28, went on to make 14 appearances for us in 2023/24 - 13 in the Premier League, one in the FA Cup. He contributed goals against Brentford and Villa and three assists in those 13 appearances in the Premier League before a hamstring issue ended his season early in May.
 
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Tottenham Hotspur are in advanced talks with RB Leipzig to extend the loan deal for Timo Werner by another season as the first part of the transfer plan that Ange Postecoglou said last week that he felt "really comfortable with".

Spurs had an option to make the 28-year-old German's move a permanent one for around £15million but have decided to instead seek another year on the current loan deal for a player who made an impact at the club but missed the final weeks of the campaign with a hamstring injury.

Postecoglou told football.london in Melbourne last week that talks were set to take place between the clubs for Werner.

"I think from our perspective there's a deadline there. Again a lot of that will depend on the negotiations between the clubs and how Timo feels," he said. "Again from my perspective I'm comfortable with that situation and I'll let the other guys steer it to see what kind of outcome there is."

Werner is believed to be keen to remain at Tottenham and Postecoglou enjoyed working with the experienced former Chelsea winger, who proved to be a useful addition on the left wing in beating his man and drilling low crosses across the six-yard box as the Australian demands.

The metrics backed that up as before his injury, they showed that Werner in his 12 Premier League games for Spurs, was top among wingers in the division for putting in crosses as well as putting them into the six-yard box. He also topped the charts in the division for his dribble success rate and winning offensive duels.

Werner contributed five direct goal involvements in those 12 matches, not including passes that led to own goals for the opposition. On the other side of the coin, his finishing in front of goal was certainly something that let him down with a couple of high profile misses during his short spell at Spurs and that would need to improve next season.

Postecoglou told football.london earlier this month about a potential deal for Werner: "Timo we signed until the end of the season on loan and he's part of that strategy to see what we need to do in the summer and can we do it.

"Are there going to be other gaps and where does Timo fit in with that strategy? So we have a plan in place, and that was irrespective. I think he's been very good for us. He came in at a really important time in January when Sonny was away [at the Asian Cup] , then Richy got an injury.

"We were short in wide areas. Him coming in was very helpful for us and I think he's made an impact but in my mind to make those definitive decisions, I still need some clarity about what we've got here first."

Now that decision has been made. Postecoglou wants a number of attacking signings and from that point of view extending Werner's loan could be an astute piece of business as it would not bite into Tottenham's transfer budget for those roles this summer, yet would add an experienced Champions League-winning attacker to a squad that needs to expand to handle Europa League football next season in a bigger fixture schedule.

The Spurs boss said just a few days ago that "we've got a plan in place that I'm really comfortable with in terms of incomings and outgoings".

That includes Werner, if another loan deal can be struck for him, and Postecoglou will likely see the German as a replacement for one of the set-to-depart Bryan Gil and Ivan Perisic, with another winger then to come in to replace the other. There is also Manor Solomon's future to be decided when he returns from the knee problems that ravaged his season.

Postecoglou wants plenty of attacking additions this summer, with a striker high on the priority list, and he told football.london last week in Australia that it was a department that Spurs needed to bolster with more firepower and creativity.

"Yeah, absolutely. It's no secret. You saw the way we finished the season. We obviously lost Richy and Timo as well with injuries but we're fairly light in that area," he said. "We started last season with Manor and Perisic and we were quite healthy in that front third in terms of numbers, but as the year went on it became pretty evident that we need to bulk up. We're in Europe as well next year so we'll have more games and it's definitely an area of the park we'll need to strengthen."

Werner is not perfect, particularly in front of goal after being so prolific for Leipzig in his early 20s, but as a chance-creating squad option with experience in Europe and the ability to beat a man and get those low crosses into the box, he could prove to be a very useful part of the squad jigsaw for Postecoglou this season.
 
Yid

Yid

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Look, I'm not going to loose my lunch over Timo re-signing but I stand by him not being a first team option or even at the quality we need at the top our our attacks. If this is what we're relying on then I don't think we're actually serious about improving..... Again.
 
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Look, I'm not going to loose my lunch over Timo re-signing but I stand by him not being a first team option or even at the quality we need at the top our our attacks. If this is what we're relying on then I don't think we're actually serious about improving..... Again.

Sounds like youre losing your lunch over it a bit.
 
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ClemFandango

ClemFandango

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I did read quite an apt quote about him that said "I see him as the floor rather than the ceiling". We're going to need a squad next season while we're competing on 4 different fronts and Werner is arguably an improvement on the likes of Gil and Solomon and could be useful in the early stages of the Europa League.
 
Havocc

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I think we will see a different Timo, after a full pre-season and in general, more game time. Hardly played before joining us last January.

I like the signing as a squad player. Our left hand side is not weak, so makes sense to buy cheap cover there and then hopefully spend big in the areas we do need.
 
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He told the club’s official website: "I see how good the club is, how good we are as a team and also, my perspective in the team, it makes it a really good place to stay.

“When I got the call from the manager, it was clear for me that he is a person who is 100 per cent behind you if he wants you and that was, for me, in this moment, the most important thing.

"Also, the idea how he wanted to play and how he explained it to me fits very well with me. The players are all very kind, so that made it easy for me. I feel very good here. I like it a lot."
 
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Havocc

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Champions league contenders have spent £5,000,000 on Ross Barkley.

Just to put this deal into context 😂😂
 
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