Tottenham target American striker who enjoyed Bundesliga breakthrough



Tottenham are said to be among a host of clubs eager to sign US striker Matthew Hoppe from Schalke this summer.

the The 20-year-old striker, who started his career at LA Galaxy, joined Schalke in 2019 and had a breakthrough campaign last season. He scored six goals and added an assist in 22 league appearances as his club suffered relegation from Germany’s top flight.

Spurs, Wolves, Newcastle and Southampton are all reportedly interested in the 6-foot-3 forward.

Tottenham should need at least a new No.9, if the talisman Harry Kane gets his wish to go. Promising young striker Troy Parrott is also expected to be on loan again.

And while Hoppe doesn’t currently meet the requirements for a top scorer, he could be a useful bench option.

Schalke is expected to be under pressure to sell following his relegation. Although there is no mention of charges in the report in the Shield Gazette, Hoppe is currently valued at only € 4.5m per transfer market.

Hoppe, who is still awaiting his full USA debut, has apparently done enough to convince Premier League clubs that he’s worth it.

It now only depends on which club is willing to take the bet to bring him in.

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Tottenham face tough landing midfielder

Meanwhile, Tottenham won’t have an easy path on their way to securing an impressive transfer to midfield although it is their “dream” to play in England, according to a report.

Spurs finally ended their high-profile manager hunt by appointing Nuno Espirito Santo at the end of June. The Portuguese was not initially at the top of the club’s shortlist. However, it cannot be said that he has not proven himself in the Premier League.

With the help of several key transfers for his compatriots, Nuno has firmly established Wolves as a strong midfield team during their three years of top football.

Its transfer budget to Tottenham will undoubtedly be bigger. Nonetheless, many expect him to rely on his Portuguese connections again.

A player who has already been linked to a move north of east london Joao palhinha.

The 26-year-old Sporting Lisbon midfielder was a key cog in the club’s engine room en route to breaking Porto and Benfica’s dominance in the Portuguese top-flight last year.

Palhinha impresses at Euro 2020

His performances have been rewarded with several appearances for their national team at Euro 2020, and Tottenham have duly taken note of them.

A previous report in June detailed their interest, and noted that the player holds a € 60 million release clause.

portuguese exit Record made an offer between € 40-50m could be too good for Sporting to resist. But the latest news has indicated that Spurs will have to go the extra mile.

Sports witness (citing today’s edition of Record) Sporting “do not plan to sell the midfielder in this transfer window”.

As such, the only way for Spurs to secure the player is to pay his 60 million euros in exit costs.

The sport’s stance is deemed “well expressed” and at present they appear determined in their cause.

Wolves have also been credited with interests with Everton. However, the numbers in question may prove to be a step too far for this duo.

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