Tottenham target Germany under-19 striker Timo Werner

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Tottenham are offloading this summer and with the departures of Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado very likely, they're looking to compensate with Stuttgart forward Timo Werner.

According to The Daily Mail, the youngster has been on Mauricio Pochettino's radar and it seems as if the German U19 striker could move to White Hart Lane to replace the departing forwards.

Tottenham have also been linked with West Brom striker Saido Berahino throughout the month.


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It is rumoured that Tottenham are only willing to pay around £15 million, while the Baggies are asking for £25 million.

Signing Timo Werner could be an alternative to the young English striker as despite him being very highly rated in Germany, Stuttgart might not ask for as much as £25 million.

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Werner currently has a wage of around £6000-a week with Stuttgart and Tottenham should have no difficulty making an appealing offer to the German striker.

No transfer fee yet but it seems obvious that Stuttgart won't let their youngster go easily as the forward is only 19 and rated so highly in Germany.

Last season, Werner scored three goals in 32 appearances, which isn't that great of a record but for a player who started playing at the professional level only two years ago, he has done quite well.

It's also important to note that Werner has scored 4 goals in 15 appearances in the 2013-2014 season, and Stuttgart isn't exactly a huge team in the Bundesliga so he has quite a good goalscoring record for a youngster playing in a team that finished 14th last season.

Following a potential move, the question now remains whether or not Werner will turn out to be the next Soldado or the next Klinsmann. Now head coach of the United States national team, Klinsmann played at Tottenham in the 1994-1995 season and scored 21 goals in 41 appearances and is considered by many Spurs fans a club legend.

Werner being also German, there could be some pressure on him to live up to that expectation, especially considering the last time a German player signed for Tottenham, he turned out to be a flop and has already secured a permanent move to Hamburg.

Considering Werner's stats and his style of play, he seems like he could contribute to a successful Tottenham season in the 2015-2016 Premier League campaign and could bag in a couple of goals. Werner is very versatile and can play as an attacking left midfielder, left midfielder, striker and right midfielder.

Werner seems to be a good player with a lot of potential who might take some time to settle into the Premier League, as we've seen even with world-class players such as Mesut Ozil.

He's young and has got a lot of time to grow and it would be a great deal if Tottenham could snatch him up this summer.

With many departing players at Spurs, he would definitely get some playing time and could feature in Pochettino's plans not only on the long term but next season as well.

His lack of goals for Stuttgart could worry Tottenham fans but he's a very pacy striker who will be able to break away from defenders and score goals. He can definitely help with Tottenham's lack of goals in the Premier League and could be yet another exciting prospect signing with a club in England.

What do you think Spurs fans? A good signing? Should Tottenham go for a better player or is he a good prospect for the future? Let us know in the comments below.

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