German newspaper Bild, is reporting that Spurs have launched a bid for Matthias Ginter. The defender has been followed by many English clubs over the past few years and this summer could be the time for him to make a move to the Premier League.
Ginter has enjoyed his time at Borussia Dortmund, having previously played for Freiburg. However, it appears that Dortmund are willing to sell the 23-year old this summer, if his valuation is met. Spurs are also believed to face competition from Bundesliga side Hoffenheim, who have placed a bid.
The North-London side see the German international as a good fit. Ginter can play as a centre-back, right-back, or right wing-back. His versatility appeals to Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Spurs sent scouts to watch Ginter in action for Germany, earlier this month and are now ready to make a move.
He is currently under contract at Borussia Dortmund until 2019 and is valued at around £15 million – a bargain in the modern transfer market!
Such a fee plus Ginter’s great versatility, ensure that he could be a very useful signing for Spurs or Hoffenheim.
This summer has been a quiet one for Tottenham in the transfer market, so far. Their primary focus will be holding on to their stars assets such as Harry Kane, Toby Alderweireld and Dele Alli. They will be playing at Wembley Stadium for the upcoming season, in which they will be looking to turn promise into silverware.
The general view is that Pochettino should add a decent back-up striker to Kane, with Dutchman Vincent Jansson, not appearing to be up to the standard. A player in the style of Ginter, is also a priority for Tottenham.
Spurs would stand as favourites to secure his services if he does move on from Dortmund, but Hoffenheim are an up and coming side, who will compete in next season’s UEFA Champions League as well.
Ginter, who has been capped 10 times by Germany, revealed recently that he considered retirement after the terror attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus, before their Champions League quarter-final against Monaco. The attack in April, left teammate Marc Bartra in hospital.