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Tottenham takes u-turn on Timo Werner’s transfer decision

Spurs are now looking to extend Werner’s loan stint till 2025 summer

Premier League club, Tottenham Hotspur, is reportedly planning a new strategy for German international forward Timo Werner. The club aims to extend his loan spell from RB Leipzig until the summer of 2025 instead of triggering the option-to-buy clause in his contract during the off-season.

According to reports, Tottenham has been impressed with Werner’s performance since he returned to England during the January transfer window. As a result, they are considering an extended stay for him in North London.

Tottenham currently holds a £15.5 million option-to-buy clause in Timo Werner‘s contract. However, despite impressive performances from the former Chelsea speedster at Spurs, it appears that they prefer extending his loan for another year rather than committing themselves to a permanent outlay at the end of this season.

RB Leipzig yet to give response on reported offer

The reaction of RB Leipzig towards this proposal remains uncertain as Werner’s contract with them runs until 2026. Werner was brought into Spurs during winter as an offset against losing their captain Heung-Min Son to the Asian Cup. So far, he has scored two goals and provided three assists in his nine Premier League starts.

RB Leipzig manager, Marco Rose, said:

“We are not in contact but, of course, I am following his development, He’s starting to score again. It’s a result of being comfortable and feeling good. He should keep riding the wave.

Basically, he is one of our players. But Tottenham obviously have the opportunity to sign him completely.”

Despite some criticisms surrounding wastefulness in final third plays by this former Stuttgart striker, there is no denying that he brings pace, work-rate and movement on-field which have made him an invaluable addition to Ange Postecoglou’s Champions League-chasing frontline.

Tottenham looking to play safe with Werner’s transfer

Tottenham's decision not to trigger their buy-option but instead extend Werner's loan may be seen as strategic financial management or perhaps indicative of their satisfaction with his current contribution without long-term commitment.

Regardless of speculation around motives behind such decisions or how RB Leipzig will respond to this proposal - one thing is clear: Timo Werner has made a positive impact at Spurs and fans will be eager to see how his journey unfolds in the coming seasons.

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