Tottenham transfer: Report says Bundesliga star is unattainable for Spurs
A report by The Athletic has claimed that Maximilian Arnold will be unattainable for Tottenham in this summer’s transfer window.
The German midfielder is a player fancied by Spurs. His array of passing and strong personality have seen admiring glances from Fabio Paratici.
It is claimed that Wolfsburg’s involvement in next year’s Champions League and his five-year contract make him unattainable this summer.
Nuno Espirito Santo is getting his feet under the table at Tottenham. He replaces Jose Mourinho who was sacked back in April.
Spurs will be in the Europa Conference League next season. Espirito Santo’s challenge will be to get Tottenham back in contention for a Champions League place.
In order to help him with those goals, some new players will be sought. The midfield engine room is likely to an area to address and he’ll want to stamp his own authority on the squad.
Arnold scored three goals and claimed seven assists last season. He played largely as a central midfielder, but can also operate in a holding role.
At 27 he’s at a nice age and as a result, he would have made a pretty steady addition to the ranks. With five years left on his contract, however, he wouldn’t come cheap.
He was integral as he helped Wolfsburg finish fourth and claim an unlikely Champions League place.
Arnold earns around £70,000-a-week in Germany, but for Tottenham, it looks like a deal they’ll have to put on the backburner for now.
Back to the drawing board for Tottenham after report on Arnold
Tottenham will want to bolster their ranks this summer and a midfielder will perhaps be sought. Harry Winks has seen his future thrown into doubt, although Oliver Skipp has returned from a loan spell at Norwich.
Arnold is now approaching his prime. The time would have been ideal to pounce for his signature, although a disappointing 2020/21 seems to have scuppered those plans.
Espirito Santo needs a good start to life at Tottenham. With that in mind, he must ensure his transfer business is spot on this summer.
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