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Why Tottenham Would Be At A Greater Risk If They Move For This Troubled Bundesliga Hit-Man

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Max Kruse

Mauricio Pochettino

There was some freaky news coming from Germany regarding the dropping of Max Kruse. The German was not selected by Joachim Low after he lost close to 60,000 pounds at the back of a taxi and also due to his addiction to Nutella.

And it seems the Wolfsburg striker has put in a transfer request seeing that Tottenham are reportedly interested in the 28-year-old German but the big question on everyone’s lips is should Tottenham sign the talented attacker?

The talent is there but so are the problems

Max Kruse

An enfant terrible, Kruse’s problems have come to light and his exclusion from the German team would be a worry for Mauricio Pochettino but the Argentine has been able to control other characters in the team such as Erik Lamela as well.

Pochettino has been in the market for a striker to play alongside Harry Kane or even take up the mantle when the English striker is not in form or is rested. Kruse could well be the right man for the job seeing that he is great at linking up with other players and has a great pass in him also.

Kruse also has great movement, something that Kane is known for and his partnership with the Englishman would be a great option for Tottenham but the problem is his age. The 28-year-old isn’t the youngest player in the Bundesliga and the fact that he only managed nine goals in 42 games for Wolfsburg would be a big issue for Spurs.

Pochettino would love to have someone as versatile as the 28-year-old German but would Kruse be willing to spend a lot more time on the bench? That seems highly unlikely at the moment as he only recently moved to Wolfsburg and leaving the club for another new team would push him back down as he would have to acclimatize to a new country.

The fact that most Germans who have moved to the Premier League have not been successful could be playing on the minds of both the player and the manager. Kruse is a bit of a problem to be honest and it certainly would take all the man management skills of Pochettino to get the German playing to his best, something he did during his time at Borussia Monchengladbach.

The deal seems extremely risky for both player and the team. Pochettino needs someone who is set to take over and perform from day one and Kruse is not that kind of player. This does not seem like it is going to be a happy ending for both player and the manager and it would be the best if Tottenham do not try to sign the Bundesliga star.