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Spurs seek former Gunner Gnabry from Bayern in summer

Last Updated on by James King

It is understood that Tottenham are keeping tabs on Bayern Munich winger Serge Gnabry as they look to strengthen their squad in the summer.

Gnabry is in a contract negotiation stalemate with his club and is understood to be holding out for £13 million per year, which has alerted the Spurs boss Antonio Conte to his possible availability for a cut-price fee.

However, the versatile winger is believed to have a number of other suitors this summer, with Real Madrid also likely to register a firm interest, if they can move Gareth Bale off their wage bill.

Spurs seek former Gunner Gnabry from Bayern in summer

A good move for Gnabry?

Having failed to make the grade for Spurs’ fierce rivals Arsenal, he has since excelled in Germany since moving to Bayern Munich from Werder Bremen via Hoffenheim, playing a key role in helping the Bundesliga giants win multiple league and cup doubles.

With just over a year left on his current deal, the situation in Germany is particularly tense, with neither party, it seems willing to compromise. Although Tottenham, unlike Bayern have not been title contenders over the last few years, under Conte they have shown considerable improvement and look on course for a top-four finish.

This is likely to signal a summer splurge on a number of signings in order to build a squad capable of challenging the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool for the Premier League title and the arrival of Gnabry should send a serious message to their rivals.

During his Bayern career, the winger has scored 63 goals and contributed 40 assists in 168 appearances and this is something that will certainly be of interest to Conte, with the player consistently proving himself against some of the biggest clubs in Europe in the Champions League.

 

Missing piece to Spurs attack

With the north London outfit also having current loanee Dejan Kulusevski on an 18-month loan from Juventus that expires at the end of next season, the 21-year-old Swedish sensation in addition to Gnabry could form a devastating attack, that also features hitman Harry Kane and Son Heung Min.

Goals though have not necessarily been a problem for Spurs, though losing possession in midfield too cheaply is a concern – one that Conte is also likely to address. The addition of Rodrigo Bentancur from Juventus in January for £15.8 million has helped to address some of these issues, though another midfield signing could well follow in the summer to help provide more of a foundation for mounting attacks.