Report: Tottenham make ‘concrete’ approach for Monchengladbach forward Max Kruse

Kruse looks to be leaving Monchengladbach this summer, and Tottenham have made a formal approach for him.

According to SportBild in Germany, Tottenham have already approached Monchengladbach over the summer transfer of German international striker Max Kruse.

A 27-year-old forward, Kruse has netted 12 goals in 39 games for Monchengladbach this term, keeping up an impressive goal return that he has seen throughout much of his playing career.

Spells with St. Pauli and Freiburg have shown off his goalscoring technique, and although a late bloomer, Kruse appears to really be coming into his own as a top level forward in recent seasons.

Since winning his first cap for Germany in 2013, Kruse has appeared 11 times, although his goal record on the international stage does not match up with his club level record - having netted just one time.

The report states that Wolfsburg are also keen on signing him this summer, but Tottenham are already in ‘concrete’ discussions with Monchengladbach over bringing him to White Hart Lane in time for next season.

With Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado expected to depart Spurs this summer, Mauricio Pochettino will be left with only Harry Kane as a striker next season. Kruse would appear to be the perfect competition for the young forward, as the Lilywhites look to finally break into the top four.

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