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Spurs eyeing “magic” £51m star who’d be an “unimaginable” Werner improve

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It was a marketing campaign of modifications for Tottenham Hotspur this season, as new boss Ange Postecoglou had to deal with the lack of Harry Kane and combine a number of signings resembling James Maddison, Guglielmo Vicario and Micky van de Ven on the identical time.

The Lilywhites may need missed out on Champions League qualification, however given the broader context, it will be honest to say that almost all of the membership’s acquisitions efficiently meshed into and improved the workforce total.

Nevertheless, it wasn’t really easy for winter arrival Timo Werner, who, earlier than succumbing to harm, managed a middling return of simply two targets and three assists in 14 video games.

This mediocre output and his harm has not dissuaded the Lilywhites from extending his transfer for one more 12 months, however following current reviews, the membership might choose to signal an improve.

Tottenham Hotspur switch information

In keeping with a current report from the Spanish publication Sport (by way of Sport Witness), Tottenham have maintained their curiosity in RB Leipzig attacker Dani Olmo forward of the summer time switch window.

Dani Olmo for RB Leipzig

The story claims that, alongside the Lilywhites, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Arsenal and Manchester United are additionally eager to land the Spaniard, though in response to Sport, the participant is content material with life in Leipzig and would require ‘one thing thrilling’ to tempt him into shifting.

Furthermore, earlier reviews from BILD this 12 months (by way of Sport Witness) declare that the Bundesliga facet will not promote the previous Dinamo Zagreb ace for lower than his €60m launch clause, which converts to round £51m.

Dani Olmo playing for Spain

In all, it may very well be a sophisticated and relatively expensive deal to finish, however with Postecoglou on the helm, there is no such thing as a cause {that a} transfer to N17 and the Premier League could not be the thrilling switch Olmo wishes.

How Olmo compares to Werner

So, if Daniel Levy and Co determine to let Werner go and substitute him with Olmo, would that be a wise transfer? Briefly, sure.

There are a few the reason why choosing the Spaniard can be the higher alternative on this scenario. The primary is kind of easy: his output is considerably higher.

In his 25 appearances this 12 months, the “unimaginable” 26-year-old, as Pep Guardiola described him, scored eight targets and offered 5 assists. This implies he averaged a aim involvement each 1.92 video games, which is genuinely fairly spectacular for a large participant.

Olmo vs Werner

Participant

Olmo

Werner (Spurs)

Werner all season

Appearances

25

14

28

Objectives

8

2

4

Assists

5

3

4

Purpose Involvements per Match

0.52

0.35

0.28

All Stats by way of Transfermarkt

As compared, in his 14 video games for Spurs this season, the previous Chelsea striker scored two targets and offered three assists, that means he averaged a aim involvement each 2.8 video games. Whenever you embody his appearances and targets from the primary half of the marketing campaign, that common falls to three.5 video games.

The second cause is that the “magic” Spaniard, as expertise scout Jacek Kulig describes him, comes out simply as far forward of his potential competitors when evaluating their underlying numbers.

Olmo vs Werner

Stats per 90

Olmo

Werner

Non-Penalty Anticipated Objectives + Assists

0.55

0.69

Non-Penalty Objectives

0.37

0.21

Assists

0.26

0.28

Progressive Passes

4.31

3.95

Progressive Carries

3.92

7.73

Pictures

3.01

2.79

Objectives per Shot

0.12

0.08

Pictures on Goal

1.00

0.84

Objectives per Shot on Goal

0.37

0.25

Passing Accuracy

77.6%

74.6%

Shot-Creating Actions

3.98

3.54

Purpose-Creating Actions

0.50

0.67

Profitable Take-Ons

1.88

1.43

Ball Recoveries

4.81

2.94

Aerial Duels Received

0.61

0.08

All Stats by way of FBref for the 23/24 Season

For instance, he scores extra non-penalty targets, produces extra progressive passes, takes extra photographs and photographs heading in the right direction whereas sustaining a greater conversion charge, has a greater passing accuracy, produces extra shot-creating actions, completes extra take-ons and ball recoveries, and even wins extra aerial duels, all per 90.

In his defence, the Stuttgart-born ahead produces a better non-penalty anticipated aim and assists determine, supplies extra precise assists, and produces extra goal-creating motion, however that is it.

Finally, whereas Werner hasn’t been dreadful in North London, he hasn’t been notably nice both, so it will make sense to ship him again to Leipzig and signal their far simpler winger in his place, Olmo.

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