The German international has had a tough few years.
A report in Germany are suggesting that Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing VfL Wolfsburg attacker Max Kruse.
The German international has informed his club that he would be open to leaving the club, with Eurosport suggesting that Spurs could be interested in signing the player.
Kruse would potentially be a bargain as the same report also claims that the player could be sold for as little as €8 million (£6.3 million).
Kruse, on his day, can be a potent attacking threat. The 28-year-old has 14 caps and four goals for the German national team and has starred in the Bundesliga with SC Freiburg and Borussia Monchengladbach.
So why is it a risk?
German international, in his prime and available at £6.3 million – Spurs are on to a winner, no?
Unfortunately, Kruse’s career has been blighted by off-field issues over the years.
He was omitted from the Germany squad in March of this year after a nightclub incident, as reported by the Daily Mail. He was left out of the 2014 World Cup winning squad for off-field reasons as well.
So he might actually be more trouble than he is worth.