Why Tottenham should go back in for Wout Weghorst
According to Express, Wout Weghorst has opened up regarding his failed move to Tottenham in the recent summer transfer window. The player said that there was interest in him and Spurs were quite serious. He still harbours a dream to play in the Premier League one day.
Wout Weghorst is a 28-year-old Dutch striker who plays for VfL Wolfsburg. He started his youth career at NEO Borne and also played for the likes of DETO Twenterand and Willem II.
It was at FC Emmen that he got a taste of first-team action as he spent two seasons there, playing 66 games and scoring 21 goals. He moved to Heracles Almelo in 2014. Another two seasons were spent there, with him scoring 24 goals and 8 assists in 73 games (source – Transfermarkt).
In 2016, he made the move to AZ Alkmaar and started his goal scoring spree. He played a total of 86 games for them and scored 45 goals and assisted 13 times. The same rich vein of form continued as he moved to Germany and signed for Wolfsburg. In the 86 appearances for the German outfit, he has contributed to 52 goals (40 goals +12 assists).
A rather baffling fact is that he just has 4 appearances for the Netherlands despite producing stellar numbers consistently at club level.
Why Tottenham should go back for Weghorst
It’s true that Spurs finally managed to sign a striker to backup and partner for Harry Kane when they got Carlos Vinicius. However, they should not let their interest in Weghost fade as the player himself was interested in a move.
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His records also say that he has kept firing on all cylinders in the last few seasons. That is something Mourinho could use. If Mourinho can figure out a way to use both Kane and Weghorst in the starting XI, it would be a devastating combination. Kane’s intelligent running and positioning could work perfectly in tandem with Weghorst’s ability to play with his back to goal and create space.