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Profit Players: Joachim Andersen

Profit Players: Joachim Andersen

Tottenham supporters have been making a lot of noise in recent times after seeing their side take a step closer to the final of the Carabao Cup earlier this week.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men went into the first leg of their semi-final encounter with London rivals Chelsea off the back of thumping Tranmere Rovers 7-0 in the FA Cup a few days earlier, and thus seeking to maintain their winning momentum when Maurizio Sarri’s Blues visited the national stadium. And Spurs managed to do just that as a Harry Kane penalty in the first half sealed a 1-0 success for Pochettino’s side, thus giving them a narrow advantage to take into the return leg in a fortnight’s time.

As such, there have been many delighted Tottenham fans up and down the country in recent times, several of whom are likely to be interested in recent reports from The Independent suggesting that their side are eyeing up a January move for defender Joachim Andersen.

And given the success the club have had in luring Davinson Sanchez to North London back in 2017, another young centre back with a bright future in the game, Spurs must seek to replicate that success with a shrewd swoop for Andersen, who cost just £1.26 million (as per Transfermarkt) when he moved to Sampdoria in the summer of 2017.

Ultimately, 22-year-old Sanchez was a relative unknown when he made the move to Tottenham back in 2017, but he soon underlined just why Spurs spent big on his services by enjoying a fabulous debut season at the North London club.

The Colombia international, who started all four of his country’s matches at last year’s World Cup, appeared 31 times in the Premier League and 41 times in all last term as Pochettino’s men secured a third successive top four finish in the league, while they also reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup as they edged closer to ending their lengthy trophy drought.

Impressively, Sanchez actually kept the highly-rated Toby Alderweireld out of the Tottenham team upon the latter’s return from injury in the second half of last season, thus underlining just how well he had settled into life in English football given he kept one of the best defenders in the league out of Pochettino’s side.

As such, there is little doubting that he has proven to be a huge success since leaving Ajax back in 2017, and Andersen could well seek to follow in his footsteps given just how impressive he has been in the early stages of his career.

The 22-year-old made the move to Italy back in 2017 after beginning his senior career at FC Twente, with the defender very much going from strength to strength this time round in Serie A in starting all but one of Sampdoria’s 19 league games, in which time they have shipped just 21 goals and kept seven clean sheets.

And Denmark Under-21 international Andersen has played as big a part as anyone in helping the Italian outfit to seventh place in Serie A, thus emphasising just how big a future he has in the game.

And under the stewardship of Pochettino, who has proven his worth to young players in nurturing plenty of them into world stars during his time at Tottenham, 22-year-old Anderseon is another who could hugely benefit from the Argentine’s guidance were he to move to North London.

As such, having succeeded in luring Sanchez to Spurs back in 2017, the North Londoners must seek to replicate that success by landing Andersen, who cost a paltry £1.26 million little over 18 months ago.

Tottenham fans… what do you think? Let us know!

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