• Tottenham Hotspur has been linked to Bundesliga top goal scorer Wout Weghorst
  • Spurs boss Jose Mourinho wants to discuss the possible transfer of Weghorst from Wolfsburg, a report said
  • The Dutch striker is the fourth best goal scorer of the 2019-20 Bundesliga season

As Tottenham Hotspur continues its search for a prolific striker, Jose Mourinho has turned his attention to Bundesliga goal scorer Wout Weghorst and wants to discuss his possible transfer, a report said.

A number of clubs have been targeting Wolfsburg star Weghorst, including Spurs. Mourinho is keen on adding a striker with a proven goal scoring record to serve as a back-up for Harry Kane, and the renowned manager is considering Weghorst, Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reported.

According to the report, Mourinho wants to talk to the Dutch striker’s representatives soon, possibly to strike a deal before the Oct. 5 transfer window deadline.

Last week, The Athletic's David Ornstein, who has a great track record when it comes to soccer transfer news, also reported that Tottenham has been eyeing Weghorst, along with Alexander Sorloth, Metz's Habib Diallo and Eintracht Frankfurt's Bas Dost, as a back-up center-forward.

Wolfsburg’s match against reigning Bundesliga champion Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday, Sept. 20, may have added weight to the rumors linking Weghorst’s name to Tottenham. Bild reported that Spurs recruitment scout Peter Braund, who lives near Hanover, Germany, was spotted "looking closely" at the Dutch striker during match.

Wolfsburg may not let Weghorst go for less than €35 million ($41 million), plus the Dutchman still has three years left in his contract with the Bundesliga club, the report said.

Off to a flyer: Jose Mourinho won his first match in charge of Tottenham
Off to a flyer: Jose Mourinho won his first match in charge of Tottenham AFP / Adrian DENNIS

Playing at Premier League, specifically Liverpool, is Weghorst’s longtime dream. The Reds may not be interested in signing him at the moment, but his English top flight aspirations could become a reality if he joins Tottenham.

"I've dreamt of [playing for Liverpool] since childhood," Weghorst told De Telegraaf in 2018. "If I continue to train with full commitment, I think that opportunity will come."

"Of course, something like that depends on several factors," the Wolfsburg star added. "You have to stay fit and a coach and club must see it in you, but apart from that you can create many things in life for yourself."

Weghorst has had an illustrious professional career. Many believe that the 28-year-old is already past his prime, but the lethal goal scorer continues to impress everybody with his nose for hitting the back of the net.

In fact, in the last Bundesliga season alone, Weghorst scored 20 goals in more than 40 official games, making him the fourth best goal scorer in the league. A year earlier, he tallied a total of 18 goals and seven assists in 36 matches.