The 19-year-old scored three goals and grabbed one assist in 32 Bundesliga appearances last season, 16 of which were starts. Able to play on either the left wing or in a central striking role, he is highly rated by many and has also attracted the interest of Borussia Dortmund.
It is surprising that the Merseyside outfit are still keen on signing the youngster, having already brought Christian Benteke, Danny Ings, and Roberto Firmino in to bolster their forward positions this summer. That’s not to mention Philippe Coutinho, Divock Origi, and Daniel Sturridge, who were already at the club.
Meanwhile, Spurs look to have a far more pressing need for a new forward. Mauricio Pochettino can’t rely on Harry Kane to score 32 goals every season, and Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor seem to have suffered a terminal downturn in form. This could mean they are willing to go further than their rivals to sign the German.