Considering the sheer amount of World Class players that we see coming out of Germany, it is slightly surprising that, apart form Bayern Munich's Thomas Muller, there are no top quality centre-forwards emerging from the country.
In 2013, Borussia Monchengladbach's purchase of Max Kruse was a huge signing for the Bundesliga side. A fee of around £2 million was paid to acquire Kruse's services, a player had had guided SC Freiburg to 5th place in the German top flight.
In his debut season for Die Fohlen, Kruse bagged 12 goals and 12 assists, helping Monchengladbach become the third most formidable team at home in Germany. This season, Kruse is emulating his form of previous campaigns, having 10 goals and eight assists to his name with three games remaining.
It emerged earlier this month that VFL Wolfsburg, currently two points clear of Borussia Monchengladbach, were favourites to land the German forward in the summer. Wolfsburg are still unsure as to the future of in-form Dutch hit-man Bas Dost, and may look to reinforce their forward line with the prospect of Champions League football next season.
It would not be surprising to see Spurs be in the market for a new striker. Despite the form of PFA young player of the year Harry Kane, Mauricio Pochettino's other forwards are not performing for the Lilywhites.
Former Valencia striker Roberto Soldado has struggled since his big money move to White Hart Lane, with Togolese forward Emmanuel Adebayor also on the fringes of the Spurs squad.
The Guardian reports that both Max Kruse and FC Koln defender Kevin Wimmer are targets for Pochettino, with a bid of around £9m being expected to be lodged for the Borussia Monchengladbach star.
Kruse would certainly bring some much needed stability to the side. He is not a prolific striker, but after the disappointment of former 30-goal-a-season striker Soldado, Spurs fans want to see a new back up to the Hurricane. Kruse is 27-years-old, and his experience could be something that could vastly help fan-favourite Kane improve even more.
Spurs fans, would you like to see Kruse at White Hart Lane? Who else should Pochettino sign in the summer? Let us know in the comments box below.
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