Wolfsburg striker Wout Weghorst has again confirmed that Tottenham showed ‘concrete’ interest in him in the summer transfer window.
The Dutch striker was heavily linked with Spurs throughout the summer as Jose Mourinho sought out competition for Harry Kane.
Weghorst was believed to be on the list of potential targets after he manager 20 goals and five assists in 43 games for Wolfsburg last season.
Ultimately Tottenham decided to go down a different route, agreeing a loan deal with Benfica for their striker Carlos Vinicius.
That has not seen rumours about a move to Tottenham abate, though, with Weghorst continuing to be linked, particularly as he’s maintained his fine form with 13 goals and one assist in 19 games thus far.
Indeed, Weghorst has continually talked about the rumours, insisting Spurs interest was genuine and he’d have been keen on the move.
That’s something he’s commented on once again, even hinting the failed move led him to improve his game.
“It is up to me to decide how far I want to go along,” he told Voetbal International.
“But the appreciation that is expressed gives a nice feeling. I sincerely appreciate where I am and what I have now.
“But I also have ambitions. A top transfer remains the clear goal. But then I really have to improve compared to Wolfsburg.
“That (Tottenham) was concrete indeed. But in the end, there was no action. The Premier League seems like a great competition. When that failed, I set myself new goals.
“You never stop learning, and I will certainly continue to work on myself. But I notice that as a striker I am getting closer to the ultimate version of myself.”