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Wout Weghorst opens up on failed Tottenham Hotspur transfer

Speaking to German publication Kicker (h/t The Express), Dutch striker Wout Weghorst has opened up on how close he came to joining Tottenham Hotspur earlier this summer.

The 28-year-old came through the youth ranks at Dutch club DETO and had spells at Willem II, FC Emmen, Heracles Almelo before he joined AZ Alkmaar in 2016. He made 86 appearances for the cheeseheads, scoring 45 goals and assisting 13.

“It was serious with Tottenham. I was a candidate.”

He eventually moved to Wolfsburg in 2018 and has continued to plunder in the goals for the Bundesliga side. In fact, he has 40 goals and 12 assists in 86 appearances for the Germans.

Duch striker Wout Weghorst has opened up on how close he came to joining Tottenham Hotspur earlier this summer

Wout Weghorst was linked with Tottenham Hotspur this summer

Weghorst appeared on Spurs’ radar as the club was looking to bring in a backup for Harry Kane. The deal, however, did not occur and Tottenham signed Benfica star Carlos Vinicius (initially on a loan) instead.

According to the report, the Dutchman was high up on Spurs’ wishlist. But Wolfsburg were unwilling to sanction a loan deal, forcing us to look elsewhere.

Despite the deal falling through, Weghorst does not appear to have given up on a switch to North London. He went on to add a come and get me plea to Tottenham.

“The Premier League is still a dream of mine.”

Carlos Vinicius could be on his way to Tottenham Hotspur

Carlos Vinicius enjoyed a prolific 2019/20 season with Benfica (Getty Images)

Meanwhile, in Vinicius, we finally have a striker capable of serving as a dependable deputy to Kane. The Brazilian ace arrived at the club finishing the last season as the Primera Liga top scorer.

A clinical player with an eye for goal, it could prove to be a smart signing by Spurs. It remains to be seen if Spurs will risk signing him permanently if he fails to impress.

Will that give Weghorst another opportunity to make his dream come true? We will just have to wait and see.

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Weghorst has made four appearances for the Dutch national side. A centre-forward who is good in the air, the 28-year-old is also an able finisher who knows to find the back of the net.

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