Tottenham Hotspur are said to be lining up a huge move for RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner this month, according to German media outlet Bild.
Spurs are in the middle of a hectic run of fixtures, and with players disappearing to international duty and injuries slowly catching up with them, a reinforcement of numbers is going to be needed.
Tottenham famously became the only club in the Premier League not to sign someone in the summer, and while that has not held them back this term, with the business end of a number of competitions approaching, Mauricio Pochettino knows that he needs greater depth to his squad.
Werner is touted as one of the finest rising stars in Europe, and while a fee of around £60 million looks a hefty one, it may not take long for them to get a significant return on their investment, should they manage to lure the 22-year-old away from the German outfit.
Tottenham do lack numbers in the forward area, with only really Harry Kane and Fernando Llorente as out and out strikers. Son Heung-min, Lucas Moura and Dele Alli can all play advanced roles, but the South Korean heads off after the upcoming clash with Manchester United to represent South Korea in the Asia Cup.
Leipzig are said to be uninterested in selling the attacker at this point in time, but equally they will know that they will be unable to keep hold of him forever, so they could be tempted into a switch for the right price.
Given that Spurs did no business whatsoever in the summer, Pochettino should have a nice enough kitty to go and get the Germany international out of the Bundesliga, and claim a man who could easily be the difference between finally winning a trophy, or just being competitive in a number of competitions once again.