Tottenham Hotspur line up talented 23-year-old

By Mark Peters IN Bundesliga,General,Premier League,Transfers - 18:55 Jul 2nd 2017

No team has conceded fewer Premier League goals than Tottenham over the course of the last couple of campaigns, with the North London outfit seeing their defences breached on a mere 61 occasions in total.

It is clear that Mauricio Pochettino likes to build from the back, whilst having a player as versatile as Eric Dier in his squad enables the Argentinian to switch very easily between three-man and four-man defensive units.

Now, according to reports in The Sun, it seems that Spurs are interested in Germany’s answer to the England international, with a £15m bid said to have been tabled for Borussia Dortmund’s Matthias Ginter last week.

MATTHIAS GINTER

Currently on duty with his country at the Confederations Cup in Russia, the 23-year-old is most at home at centre-back, though he also boasts experience of playing in central midfield and at right-back.

Irrespective of where he has been asked to line up, the former Freiburg man has been a consistent performer for his club over the course of the last couple of seasons:

Matthias Ginter
POS: DEFAGE: 23Y 5M
HEIGHT: 6FT 2INWEIGHT: 13ST 12LB
BL | Dortmund | 15/1616/17 | Dortmund | BL
GOALS
CLEAN
SHEETS
GAMES
GAMES
CLEAN
SHEETS
GOALS
1
1
2
AUG
1
4
SEP
3
1
2
3
OCT
4
2
1
2
NOV
3
1
2
DEC
4
1
2
JAN
2
3
3
FEB
3
2
1
1
MAR
2
1
1
2
4
APR
5
2
1
MAY
3
3
11
24
TOTAL
29
9

In fact, in his most recent 53 Bundesliga appearances, Ginter has helped Borussia Dortmund to keep 20 clean sheets, something that they are not particularly renowned for given their attacking style of play.

Extremely comfortable on the ball and adept at reading the game, the German international is calm under pressure, makes good decisions and is very tactically aware out on the pitch:

Matthias Ginter
POS: DEFAGE: 23Y 5M
HEIGHT: 6FT 2INWEIGHT: 13ST 12LB
 
CL | BVB | 16/1716/17 16/17 | BVB | CL
WITHWITHOUT
8
MATCHES
2
63%
WIN%
13%
DRAW%
50%
25%
LOSS%
50%
26
GOALS FOR
2
13
GOALS AGAINST
3
3.3
GOALS F
PER GAME
1
1.6
GOALS A
PER GAME
1.5
27.7
MINS PER
GOALS F
90
55.4
MINS PER
GOALS A
60
13
SHOTS F
PER GAME
11
2
POINTS
PER GAME
0.5
3
CLEAN SHEETS
10
TOTAL
3

The 23-year-old also brings with him the added bonus of Champions League experience, missing just two games last season, neither of which his side won, as Borussia Dortmund reached the quarter-finals of Europe’s premier club competition.

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