Timo Werner’says yes’ to Tottenham as expected, according to sources
Timo Werner, a striker for RB Leipzig, has reportedly accepted a bid from Tottenham as a potential transfer draws near, sources have told Football Insider.
Football Insider has learned from a reliable source that the former Chelsea player has “said yes” to Spurs, with negotiations on a loan transfer currently at an advanced stage.
This month, Werner has attracted the attention of numerous other Premier League teams, including Man United, Liverpool, Newcastle, and Aston Villa.
On Saturday, January 6, Football Insider said that Villa had made the Germany international a target as they prepared to bring in a new forward, and that United had been given the opportunity to sign him.
However, Spurs will prevail in the competition for Werner’s signing as they look to add offensive players during the mid-season window and get ready to be without their best player, Heung-min Son, for up to five weeks while he is serving in the Asian Cup.
The forward has been informed by Leipzig that he can leave the team this month if his salary are paid in full. Ange Postecoglou’s team is currently in advanced talks in an attempt to reach an agreement.
Werner is ready to go from the Leipzig training camp and go for a medical at Tottenham.
In his 14 Leipzig appearances this season, Werner has only managed two goals, and he has only started four of those games.
Before departing the Blues in 2022, he had played in the Premier League for Chelsea, a fierce rival of Spurs, where he recorded 23 goals and 21 assists in 89 appearances.
The 27-year-old’s tenure at Stamford Bridge included a Champions League victory.
With a weekly salary reportedly exceeding £165,000, Werner’s contract at Leipzig expires in June 2026.
This season, Tottenham has used Richarlison and Heung-min Son as central strikers instead of replacing former talisman Harry Kane with a striker who is similar to him from the previous summer.
Son leads the team in goals scored this season with twelve, however he is presently playing for South Korea in the Asian Cup.
In other developments, as Tottenham approaches a new agreement, Fabio Paratici is “pulling the strings.”