Tottenham Hotspur have not been able to find consistency, even after making a decent start to their league campaign this season. They drew against Swansea in their last match of the Premier League and are now looking to get some consistent results, before going into the festive schedule of the English calendar.
They made a couple of impressive signings in the recent transfer window but Mauricio Pochettino still seems to be looking for options that can improve his squad in the future. One such player, he is keeping tabs on is Hoffenheim star Mark Uth.
Uth refuses to pen new deal
The 26-year old, who has been at Hoffenheim for more than a couple of years now, has turned into their first choice in attack but seems to be unhappy with his situation at the club. So claim a few reports at least, which reveal that the Bundesliga outfit are offering him a new contract to extend his stay at the club, which he is not ready to sign.
A number of clubs in England will have their eye on the versatile attacker, whose current deal expires at the end of the season and it is understood that Spurs are ready to offer him a contract in January or sign him up for free next summer.
Who is Mark Uth?
Though not a household name in Europe, Uth, is already a popular star in Germany, thanks to his invaluable goal-scoring prowess for Hoffenheim. Having started his youth career with Koln as an attacking midfielder, Uth, only made a name for himself in his three years at SC Heerenveen, a lower tier club in Germany, and slowly turned into a centre-forward.
He moved to Hoffenheim in 2015 and took no time to establish himself as the first choice, picking up 18 goals in 50 appearances for the side in the domestic league. He has three goals in three starts this season and is a player who is slowly hitting his best.
Known for his work rate and ability nick balls off defenders in dangerous areas, the 26-year old is a mesmerising dribbler with a stunning shot up his sleeve. He can test keepers from long ranges but is more adept at finding pockets of space in the final third, where he loves to make space for himself before finding the back of the net.
He is strong with hold up play and is more than capable of dominating the opposition box in the air and could be a huge hit in England.
Chances at Spurs?
Pochettino decided that enough was enough and spent on an ageing Fernando Llorente this summer as a backup to Harry Kane. The experiment with Vincent Janssen has not worked, leaving Spurs with just two recognized striker. Llorente is not going to hang around for too long while Janssen is still to deliver so they may be in the market yet again next summer for a striker, who can back up Kane in the first team.
Uth can be a more than a decent option, given his attributes but the lack of experience in the Premier League might just be a deterrent to this deal.