RB Leipzig boss Marco Rose provides update on Timo Werner loan move to Tottenham: “We keep our fingers crossed”

Timo Werner, the RB Leipzig forward is on the verge of returning to London, this time to the northern part of the city. He has been attracting Premier League attention, with Manchester United being among the clubs interested in acquiring the forward in the January transfer window.

In hopes of reestablishing his career and regaining the status of a reputed prolific goal-scorer, the former Chelsea man is ready to embark on a journey to Ange Postecoglou-managed side, Tottenham Hotspur. The RB Leipzig boss conveyed his wishes, hoping for luck in the loan move.

Timo Werner set to join Spurs

Timo Werner is not playing regularly at his current club, struggling to secure minutes despite making an aspirational comeback return to Leipzig following a disastrous two-season stint at Stamford Bridge. However, his reunion with the former side didn’t execute as smoothly as his earlier stint.

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While, on the other side, Tottenham Hotspur will be without their South Korean captain and top-scorer Son Heung-min due to the upcoming AFC Asian Cup 2024. The forward will be among the Premier League stars missing the club’s fixtures due to their national team commitments.

Thus, Tottenham Hotspur has agreed to bring the German international on a six-month loan deal until the summer of 2024 to fulfill the shortage of attacking options upfront. Additionally, the deal includes an option for Spurs to buy the player permanently, which would cost them £15 million.

Spurs kicked off their Premier League season with flying colors, occupying first place for weeks. However, recently, their results have witnessed a significant drop, down to fifth place on the points table after the conclusion of the halfway point of the season. They have amassed 39 points with 12 wins, three draws, and five defeats.

Marco Rose on Timo Werner transfer rumors

Timo Werner has only managed to find the back of the net twice for his Bundesliga side in 14 appearances across all competitions this season. Alongside the shortage of game time, regular injury woes have also played a part in disrupting his season.

Moreover, his place in the pecking order against Leipzig’s current top scorers, Luis Openda, Xavi Simons, and Yussuf Poulsen, has diminished.

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Marco Rose, the RB Leipzig head coach, confirmed the transfer of the 27-year-old as he stated, “He wants to go on loan. We wish him all the best. He needs to play as he wants to go to Euro 2024, and we keep our fingers crossed for him.”

Timo Werner would be hoping to make the most of this loan spell with Spurs to regain his confidence and goal-scoring prowess under Ange Postecoglou’s supervision, who is keen to bring out the best in the striker in the second half of the season.

Ashu Ranjeet

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