The summer window hasn’t even started but we have already been linked with various players from across the European leagues. The latest player to be linked with a move to Tottenham is Maximilian Philipp who plays as a striker for Bundesliga side Freiburg.
Before people ask who he is, the 23-year-old has actually scored just 9 goals this season and TalkSport carries a report from Kicker claiming that the German has impressed many other clubs across the continent, including Tottenham.
One of the clubs that would be fighting us for Philipp’s signing is the second placed team from Germany, RB Leipzig. There are also clubs across Spain and Italy that are tracking the versatile forward ahead of next season.
The upcoming campaign will be an extremely important one for us as we look to get over the disappointment of not winning the Premier League despite coming close for a second consecutive season.
The need for a quality cover for Harry Kane cannot be overlooked. Fans and Mauricio Pochettino would be frustrated with the lack of goals from Vincent Janssen this season. The Dutch striker has scored just 6 times from 35 appearances in all competitions, while Philipp achieved a better tally from just 22 appearances.
The German isn’t a name that would strike fear into the opposition defence but we can trust Pochettino to turn him into a quality player and make him an integral part of the squad. The Argentine manager has worked wonders with Son Heung-min, Jan Vertonghen, Kyle Walker, and Danny Rose. So Philipp certainly wouldn’t be a big challenge.
Another reason why we can look to sign him is the fact that the German would come on the cheap. Tottenham do have to be a little careful with the finances due to the new stadium being built and if that is a factor that plays into our transfer signings, we could see more signings like Philipp coming in.
What do you feel? Should Philipp be added to the Tottenham roster?