Timo Werner was personally called by Tottenham Hotspur manager Ange Postecoglou to convince him to join the team.
Werner is anticipated to finish his loan move from RB Leipzig to Tottenham, with a permanent signing option included in the agreement.
Given that Werner struggled in the Premier League when at Chelsea, some have expressed concern, but Postecoglou is optimistic about the German.
Additionally, Werner was told over the phone by Postecoglou himself, according to the German daily Lepiziger Volkszeitung.
The Australian boss is claimed to have given Werner a good feeling, while he described his plans for the attacker and the position he would play.
Werner was impressed and is ready to head to Tottenham.
The move is a welcome one for RB Leipzig, with the striker on a lucrative contract but having struggled to make an impact this season.
Werner has scored twice in 14 outings for RB Leipzig this season and will look to get back into his groove in north London.
Revealed: Tottenham now put 23-yr-old up for sale after manager fall-out
Following the abrupt termination of Djed Spence’s Leeds loan, sources have told Football Insider that Tottenham is eager to trade the player permanently in January.
The Lilywhites are thought to have listed the full-back for sale in order to raise money for Ange Postecoglou and add more players to his roster.
After Spence’s injury-plagued tenure at Elland Road, Leeds United manager Daniel Farke harshly criticized the player, whose loan was terminated.
Regarding Spence’s exit, the German stated that the expectations for “professionalism” and “discipline” are “very high and we don’t differ between loan players and permanent players.”
Spence’s future at Tottenham is still very much out in the air; they intend to transfer him permanently but do not anticipate recovering the whole amount they spent to Middlesbrough in the summer of 2022.
After a promotion-achieving loan spell with Nottingham Forest in the 2021–22 season, the Englishman went to north London for £12.5 million, which then increased to £20 million.
He was sent to Leeds after Tottenham’s relegation to the Championship last season, though, as he was unable to leave his impact there.
After returning from a ligament injury early in the season, he made just seven appearances in Yorkshire, doing little to impress coaches or supporters.
Despite the terrible injury problem that Tottenham is presently facing in their defense—Cristian Romero, Ben Davies, and Ivan Perisic are all out—the club does not see him in their long-term plans.
The team is anticipated to be highly active in the market in January, and as Football Insider reported on January 7, they are still in negotiations with Radu Dragusin, a defender for Genoa.
Additionally, it is anticipated that they will part ways with Eric Dier. According to insiders, Bayern Munich is preparing a formal offer for the center defender after reaching a personal agreement, as reported by Football Insider on January 6.
Timo Werner, a forward for RB Leipzig, is also anticipated to sign a loan-to-buy agreement; according to Football Insider, he was scheduled to undergo a physical on Sunday.
In addition to moving on to the FA Cup’s fourth round, Tottenham, currently ranked fifth in the Premier League, defeated Burnley 1-0 on Friday, January 5.
Their next match is this Sunday afternoon (January 14) at Old Trafford against Man United.