Eredivisie

Tottenham lining up first summer transfer target?

Joel VeltmanTottenham Hotspur fans are sat in the bar tonight wondering where it went so wrong for their team and who can take them forward next season.

Tim Sherwood was given the managerial role until the summer but he’s very likely to be moved on in the summer after a disappointing spell.

The latest speculation in the tavern indicates that Dutch boss Lois van Gaal is the heavy favourite for the job and now today’s copy of The Mirror even suggests that the potential new boss is preparing transfer targets.

The paper claims that van Gaal wants to sign talented Ajax defender Joel Veltman upon taking the job at White Hart Lane.

The 22-year-old centre-back, who made him debut for Holland under van Gaal, has been a key member of the Amsterdam team this term as they close in the Dutch title, holding the best defensive record in the Eredivisie.

These impressive performances have brought about attention from abroad with Manchester United and Chelsea keeping tabs but given van Gaal’s previous relationship with Veltman, he could instead be heading to North London.

While Ajax’s Marc Overmars has denied speculation linking the Holland international with a move away, a summer switch to join up with his current national team boss could be the cards as the potential new manager seeks to improve the Spurs backline.

We know that Tottenham need a quality centre-back in the summer but would the Ajax man suit the requirements? Let us know your thoughts below.

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