Borussia Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl has refused to deny the possibility of him joining Tottenham Hotspur in the summer after initially being linked with a move to the Premier League club in the January transfer window.
The Germany international has featured in just 15 of Der BVB’s 33 games this season and missed their 3-0 Champions League defeat against Spurs at Wembley last Wednesday due to illness.
Yet despite a lack of playing-time this season, in part due to the form of his team-mates Thomas Delaney and Axel Witsel, Weigl has impressed when given the opportunity to feature for the Bundesliga leaders this season, operating both as a defensive midfielder and a central defender during this year’s campaign.
Reports in German newspaper Bild in January suggested that Tottenham had made an enquiry about the availability of the 23-year-old during the transfer window but were told by Dortmund that they were unwilling to let him leave half-way through the season.
Speaking to Eurosport, the Dortmund midfielder addressed questions surrounding his future by revealing that: “I know what I have at the club.
“That’s why there was no reason to kick up a fuss or walk away, I really like the guys too much for that. You will see that [where his future lies]. I can not say what’s going on in the summer.”
A move for Weigl in the summer could become a priority for Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, who is in the market for a new midfielder following the departure of Mousa Dembele to Chinese Super League side Guangzhou R&F last month.