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Jose Mourinho would have been licking his lips to find out that Timo Werner was in his team and not the opposition side, as the German international helped send Spurs packing from the Champions League last season and is currently a Chelsea player.
Former Tottenham scout David Webb has revealed how he almost signed up Werner for Tottenham.
Webb worked in recruitment under former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, and he has revealed how he monitored Werner, but Spurs couldn’t sign the striker in the end.
“Timo Werner was at Stuttgart when I saw him first,” he told FourFourTwo. “He was quite small but he was intelligent, his movement was very, very sharp.
“Sometimes you would see him as a striker, sometimes he would move left, move right and he seemed to move in sync with the players around him.
“Technically, he was very good and can score goals so you can see straight away he had an abundance of potential so even though he was small.
“He is one I followed a lot. We tried to get him at Tottenham but we couldn’t get him at the time.
“He has done the right thing in his development curve in terms of getting exposure in Stuttgart’s first team and going to Red Bull Leipzig and scoring the number of goals he has done.
“He is definitely ready for that next step which is at Chelsea. He could either play up front on his own, he could play with one of the wide players close to a striker, in a two or in a three, he is so adaptable.”