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Journalist claims Tottenham January signing will never be ‘an exceptional player’

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Tottenham Hotspur signed Timo Werner on loan from RB Leipzig during the January transfer window.

The North London outfit needed a versatile attacker who could slot anywhere across the front three and contribute with goals and creativity. The 28-year-old has proven to be a useful acquisition so far and he has already chipped in with a couple of assists in the Premier League.

It will be interesting to see if the German international can establish himself as an important player for Tottenham in the coming months. The North London outfit have the option to sign him permanently at the end of the season. If Werner can impress on a consistent basis, Tottenham might just decide to trigger the buyout clause in his loan contract.

Meanwhile, journalist Dean Jones has suggested to Give Me Sport that the German international could be a handy option for Tottenham but he is never going to be an exceptional player at this stage of his career. The claim certainly makes sense given the fact that Werner is 28. There is hardly a significant room for development at this age.

He said: “Werner is going to be questioned a lot purely because if it feels like that’s the narrative that’s supposed to surround him. Wherever he’s gone in the last few years, there’s been a lot of expectation around him and a lot of scrutiny. I personally think he’s a good player. I don’t think he’s ever going to be an exceptional player at this point, like at one stage of his career it looked like he might be. But in terms of what Ange Postecoglou can get out of him, I’m actually quite optimistic and I think he’s still a good fit for Tottenham. But obviously, it’s that consistency with Timo Werner that’s always going to be the thing that you want to see more of and that’s what he’s got to prove across this this season.”

The German international was expected to develop into a world class player prior to his move to Chelsea. However, the transfer to Stamford Bridge did not work out for him and he was heavily criticised during his spell with the Blues. He did end up winning the UEFA Champions League trophy with them, but he decided to return to the Bundesliga eventually.

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