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Tottenham signing this established 28-year-old star would be a fantastic addition to their attack

Wolfsburg's Dutch forward Wout Weghorst celebrates after scoring a goal during the German first division Bundesliga football match Schalke 04 v VfL Wolfsburg on June 20, 2020 in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany. (Photo by WOLFGANG RATTAY / POOL / AFP) / DFL REGULATIONS PROHIBIT ANY USE OF PHOTOGRAPHS AS IMAGE SEQUENCES AND/OR QUASI-VIDEO (Photo by WOLFGANG RATTAY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

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).

AZ Alkmaar’s Dutch forward Wout Weghorst reacts after missing a goal opportunity during the Dutch Cup final football match between AZ Alkmaar and Vitesse Arnhem in Rotterdam on April 30, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / ANP / Olaf KRAAK / Netherlands OUT (Photo credit should read OLAF KRAAK/AFP via Getty Images)

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.

Wolfsburg’s Dutch forward Wout Weghorst and Shakhtar Donetsk’s Ukrainian midfielder Taras Stepanenko vie for the ball during the UEFA Europa League round of 16 second leg football match between FC Shakhtar Donetsk and VfL Wolfsburg at Kiev’s NSK Olimpiyskiy stadium on August 5, 2020. (Photo by Sergei SUPINSKY / AFP) (Photo by SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP via Getty Images)

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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.

Written by Sourav Ghosh

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