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“I don’t think…”: Postecoglou on whether 28-year-old will be at Tottenham next season

By Saikat -

Tottenham Hotspur manager Ange Postecoglou has now opened up on the long-term future of Timo Werner.

The German international joined Tottenham on loan during the January transfer window and the North London outfit have an option to make the move permanent. However, the Australian manager believes that the time is not right to discuss about the striker’s future and it will be decided in due course of time.

He said to Football London: “I don’t think it’s the time for those kind of decisions and I don’t think it would be fair on Timo for me to [discuss it]. Whenever I’ve signed a player on loan I say to them at the outset that I will treat them like I do everyone else, like they’ll be here for the long term. Then if it doesn’t happen, it doesn’t happen because even the ones you hope are here for the long term sometimes aren’t. Timo has come in and really contributed to us from the first day. He’s had to. It’s been important for us, as I said when we signed him, because we were really short in that front third, when Sonny was away and then we lost Richy. If we didn’t sign Timo at that time, we would have had some real gaps. Then the burden on guys like Brennan and Kulusevski would have been even greater. I think all of the guys in the front half have handled it really well. Timo has done well, but the time for those kind of discussions is down the line for us, for me.”

Werner has proven to be a useful squad player for Tottenham so far and it remains to be seen whether he can convince the club hierarchy to sign him permanently. The 28-year-old does not have a future at RB Leipzig and returning to his parent club might not be an appealing option for him.

He will want to sort out his long-term future soon and a permanent move to Tottenham would be ideal. Werner seems to be enjoying his football at the North London club and he has proven himself to be a useful addition.

The former Chelsea striker has two goals and two assists to his name since moving to Tottenham. His ability to slot anywhere across the front three makes him a very useful option to have, and it will be interesting to see if Tottenham decide to exercise the option to sign him permanently.

Spurs need more depth in the attack and signing the player on a permanent basis could prove to be a wise decision.

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