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Tottenham Hotspur reach agreement to sign Timo Werner on loan

Tottenham Hotspur have reached an agreement to sign Timo Werner on a loan deal from RB Leipzig until the end of the season, according to The Athletic.

The 27-year-old was left out of today’s friendly 1-0 win against Swiss outfit St. Gallen as talks between Spurs and Leipzig over a loan deal reached its crucial stages.

The North Londoners will cover the entirety of Werner’s salary for the remainder of the 2023-24 campaign, while they also have the option to sign him permanently in the summer for a fee between €15 million and €20million.

Werner is expected to undergo a medical very soon and could be in contention to make his Tottenham debut against Manchester United in next week Sunday’s heavyweight meeting at Old Trafford.

He was previously linked with a move to Man United but it is Spurs who are now set to land the ex-Chelsea man, as he prepares for his second stint in English football.

Off the back of an impressive first spell with Leipzig which saw him rack up 95 goals in four seasons, Werner joined Chelsea in 2020 but could only manage 23 goals in his 89 matches for Chelsea across all competitions.

His dry patch in front of goal ultimately cost him a place in the starting lineup and led to him leaving Stamford Bridge in 2022.

While the German netted 16 times on his return to Leipzig last season, he has struggled for game time this term, making just two Bundesliga starts and it is no surprise to see him opt to leave the Red Bull Arena.

Werner primarily operates as a centre-forward but can also play out wide and his versatility will come in handy for Tottenham as they look to mitigate the absence of leading goalscorer Son Heung-min with the South Korean currently on international duty at the Asian Cup.

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