Report: Tottenham target Timo Werner was offered to Premier League in summer, could look for ‘premature separation’ from Stuttgart

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Tottenham have been linked with signing Timo Werner of Stuttgart.

Werner is one of the most highly rated players in the Bundesliga, but according to BILD, it appears as if Stuttgart are trying to get the 19-year-old striker off their books.

Werner, who was the youngest player to score a Bundelsiga hat-trick when he was 17, progressed through Stuttgart’s academy, and he has netted seven goals in 71 games for the club.

However, the youngster has struggled this season, and although a fan favourite at the club, he has fallen out of favour under head coach Alexander Zorniger. In fact, he has failed to start a game this season, and he was left out of the matchday squad at the weekend, the first time he has not been picked in over two years.

Due to Zorniger not being keen on the attacker, the BILD report claims that Stuttgart actually attempted to sell Werner over the summer, and offered him to Premier League clubs for roughly £7.5 million.

Despite Tottenham being keen on signing Werner, according to the Telegraph, it does not appear as if Werner wanted to leave Germany yet, as he stayed at the club despite Stuttgart’s desire to move him on.

Yet it does not appear as if the saga concerning Werner’s future is concluded, with first-team chances not likely to improve under Zorniger.

The report even goes as far to suggest that Werner and Stuttgart could discuss a ‘premature separation’ the next time he meets with the management staff.

Whether this means the cancellation of his contract, or being sold in January, is not clarified, but it does to appear as if Werner will not be a Stuttgart player for much longer, and Spurs may be waiting in the wings to sign the highly regarded youngster.

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