Tottenham Hotspur were linked with endless strikers during the last transfer window, as the club looked to find a back-up for Harry Kane. It was something Jose Mourinho knew his side needed, and in the end they got Carlos Vinicius from Benfica, initially on a loan deal.
So far this season, the Brazilian has scored two goals and provided three assists, but they’ve all come in the Europa League. He’s only had 12 minutes of action in the Premier League, with those coming against West Brom in early November.
One of the other players to be repeatedly linked with Tottenham was Wout Weghorst, with the Dutch media talking up what would have been a dream transfer for the player. If the 28-year-old was disappointed not to get his move then he hasn’t let it impact his goalscoring, with eight goals so far this season.
Germany’s SportBuzzer look at the potential of a January move, with Tottenham the only club being named.
Jörg Schmadtke, VfL Wolfsburg’s Managing Director has been quizzed about a winter move and is quoted as saying: “We hold the reins in our hands. Then we tip the scales and decide whether or not. We have always said: If there is a reasonable offer that Wout also considers interesting, then we will sit down and discuss it. That’s how we discussed it when he renewed his contract. But everyone knows that I don’t like doing transfers in winter!”
SportBuzzer believe interested clubs would have to part with more than €30m to get Weghorst from the Bundesliga club in January. That seems a little too much for Tottenham, unless Jose Mourinho continues to have them on course for a title challenge and extra power up-front is required.
A lot could depend on how Carlos Vinicious does between now and then, and on Harry Kane’s fitness.