Tottenham Hotspur reportedly want a player Jurgen Klopp once described as ‘extraordinary'

(BILD ZEITUNG OUT) Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund, Mario Goetze of Borussia Dortmund and Paco Alcacer of Borussia Dortmund run during the Borussia Dortmund training session on January...

Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur reportedly want Mario Gotze.

(BILD ZEITUNG OUT) Mario Goetze of Borussia Dortmund sits on the bench during the Bundesliga match between FC Augsburg and Borussia Dortmund at WWK-Arena on January 18, 2020 in Augsburg,...

According to The Express, Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Mario Gotze from Borussia Dortmund in the January transfer window.

It has been reported that Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho wants to sign a striker this month due to the injury to Harry Kane and is looking at Gotze among other players.

The former Bayern Munich man is an attacking midfielder by trade, but he has been deployed as a centre-forward at Dortmund this season.


According to WhoScored, the 27-year-old has made five starts and six substitute appearances in the Bundesliga so far this season, scoring three goals in the process, and he has also played 70 minutes in the Champions League.

The Germany international is in his second spell at Dortmund, having struggled to make a huge impact at Bayern Munich after earning a strong reputation in his first spell at Die Borussen.

It was at Dortmund that Gotze worked with Jurgen Klopp, and it was under the Liverpool manager that he played his best football.

Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Liverpool FC at Molineux on January 23, 2020 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.

Gotze may not be the same player he was before he moved to Bayern, but the German is rated highly by Klopp, who knows a thing or two about quality footballers.

Klopp raved about the 27-year-old back in March 2016, and those comments will surely assure Tottenham fans that if Mourinho brings the German attacker to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, then they will get a superb footballer.

Following Germany’s 4-1 win against Italy in a friendly international, Klopp said, as quoted on FourFourTwo on March 30, 2016: "I was pleased to hear that Mario put in a great performance for Germany on Tuesday. He is a player with extraordinary quality.”

(BILD ZEITUNG OUT) Mario Goetze of Borussia Dortmund looks on during the Bundesliga match between FC Augsburg and Borussia Dortmund at WWK-Arena on January 18, 2020 in Augsburg, Germany.

Have something to tell us about this article?

Register for TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch