Timo Werner is reportedly desperate for a permanent move

Timo Werner, 28, is reportedly desperate for a permanent move to Tottenham after being criticized for his lack of finishing.

“Werner wants to stay at Tottenham longer,” Florian Plettenberg of Germany’s Sky Sports said on Jan. 19, hinting at a permanent move.

Tottenham signed Werner on loan from RB Leipzig (Germany) on January 10th. The deal runs until the end of the season and includes an option to buy.

Immediately after his arrival, the striker’s role was clear. From mid-January, he was to replace Son Heung-min, who was away for a month at the Asian Cup in Qatar. Since joining Tottenham, he has played eight English Premier League (EPL) games, missing only one before the March A-match.

However, his worrying lack of goal-scoring ability has been highlighted over time.

Werner made a ridiculous mistake in the 29th round of the 2023-2024 EPL away match against Fulham on July 17th. 토토사이트 He was unable to prevent his team from a goalless defeat. Tottenham lost 0-3.

Werner was unable to find the back of the net in the 23rd minute of the second half. Brennan Johnson’s cross from the right flank went past both the Fulham defense and the goalkeeper. The goal was empty. Werner had a golden opportunity to score, but he couldn’t get the ball on his left foot. The ball sailed wide left of the goal.

“Werner missed a big chance,” said the British publication Football London. Johnson’s pass across the face of goal was headed away. He played with commitment, but it was a terrible shot,” giving him the lowest rating of three.

Werner is an EPL veteran, but he doesn’t have that advantage.

In the past, Werner was at Chelsea, but he didn’t have much success.

He caught the eye of Chelsea after a stellar spell with Leipzig between 2016 and 2020. The transfer was successful. Chelsea bought him for £45 million in the summer of 2020.

But as time went on, Werner fell short of expectations: he was quickly thrust into the first-team, but his poor decision-making and numerous offside penalties left many lamenting. Although he did win the UEFA Champions League with Chelsea, his impact was limited.

His second year at Chelsea was no better. Werner was relegated to the bench in the 2021-2022 season with just four league goals and one assist. He ended up returning to Leipzig in the summer of 2022 with a disappointing 23 goals in 89 official games. His transfer fee was reduced to €30 million within two years.

Werner was never the same player for his hometown club. After a strong 2022-2023 season in which he scored nine goals and provided three assists in 27 league games, his form took a step back in 2023-2024. By December of last year, he had scored just two goals in 14 games. He was relegated to the backup role.

In the meantime,

Werner has also fallen out of favor with the German national team. He has played 57 times for the national team, but hasn’t made an appearance since March of last year against Belgium. He’s in desperate need of playing time if he wants to make it to UEFA Euro 2024 on home soil in June.

Tottenham, 파워볼실시간 looking for a striker with experience at the right price, approached Werner and a loan move was agreed as the needs of the two clubs were aligned. However, it is unclear if Spurs will play the ‘permanent signing’ card.

In the meantime, Werner wants to stay at Tottenham. The €17 million ($24.5 billion) buyout clause would reportedly have to be activated before the start of Euro 2024.

Earlier, Fabrizio Romano, who is well versed in the European transfer market, gave some positive news. “Tottenham are happy that Werner has started to build a (good) relationship with the players, both on and off the pitch. The club is happy with him.”

Werner can only wait in suspense until Spurs make their decision.

Spurs, on the other hand, are in the opposite position when it comes to contract negotiations with their ‘captain’ Son Heung-min. They must keep him at the club.

Tottenham are preparing a “mega deal” to keep Son for more time.

‘Give Me Sports’ reported on May 5 that “Tottenham are accelerating negotiations for a new contract to avoid losing Son Heung-min for free. Heung-min is in no rush to extend his contract, but Spurs will be desperate to tie him down,” the report said.

Son is under contract with Tottenham until June 2025. He has an option for a one-year extension.

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