Wolfsburg and Germany attacking midfielder André Schürrle is a target for Tottenham Hotspur, numerous sources have reported this week. Schürrle joined the European outfit in January 2015 from London rivals Chelsea for a fee reported to be £22 Million.
The Mirror reported last month that the German international, who has scored 20 goals in 50 appearances for his national team, is ready to leave the Wolves as he was unhappy working under German manager Dieter Hecking. They also reported that he is under pressure from his Canadian fiancee, who is keen to leave Germany for new pastures.
Wolfsburg, having finished 2nd last season, finished 8th hence missing out on qualification for the Champions League. This may make a move to the North London side an even more attractive prospect following the club's qualification for the competition for the first time since 2010.
Sides such as Liverpool and Borussia Mönchengladbach have also been linked with the 25 year old, but at this stage it seems that Spurs are the front runners to get the German winger.
This season Schürrle has scored nine league goals, the same number scored by Spurs' current widemen Erik Lamela (5) and Son Heung-Min (4) combined, however both Lamela and Chadli this season have created more chances per game on average. Hence, if Spurs are wishing to relieve the goalscoring pressure currently on talisman Harry Kane, Schurrle may be a wise acquisition.
Depth crucial is Spurs want to compete on all frontiers
Furthermore, it is currently difficult to see where Schürrlewould fit into the starting XI at Tottenham with the aforementioned Lamela, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen deemed close to indispendable by the club. Despite this however, it must be recognised that for Spurs to be able to compete in both European and domestic competitions next year they must augment the squad's depth, and it seems the club are looking to upgrade on the likes of Nacer Chadli, who struggled for form and playing time this term having sustained a serious injury in October.
A man of Schürrle's experience in both the Premier League, in which he scored 11 goals in 30 appearances at Chelsea, and in the Champions League, in which he has scored 7 goals in 42 appearances, woudl undoubtedly be of benefit to Spurs' squad.