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Tottenham reportedly join race for impressive top flight defender as Pochettino eyes reinforcement

Though they were impressed with the comeback, the Tottenham fans in the Transfer Tavern were really expecting more from their side’s performance against West Ham. A typical London derby, the game was a tight and cagey affair, and though Spurs were the favourites heading into the game, it was West Ham that stole the show.

Showing a resilience and a desire that had been missing from the London Stadium earlier in the season, they were very impressive indeed, and Tottenham were lucky to snatch a point in the end.

Clearly, then, Tottenham need to improve, and it appears as though Mauricio Pochettino could attempt to do that through the recruitment of new signings. With a few weeks to go until the window shuts, Tottenham could yet be involved, with the club said to be keen on a Bundesliga defender.

According to Tutto Mercato Web, Tottenham have joined the race for Borussia Monchengladbach defender Jannik Vestergaard, with Arsenal and Inter Milan also keen.

A defender by trade, Vestergaard is a regular in the Bundesliga, having made 17 starts in the competition this season. Playing through the middle, he offers aerial prowess and solid ball skills, and he has been one of the standout defenders in Germany in recent years.

He’s rated at £12.6 million by Transfer Markt, and so a move for him could represent decent value for a Tottenham side that have struggled defensively this season. With Toby Alderweireld out injured, the Lilywhites have lacked the consistency at the back that has made them so dominant in recent years, and so a reinforcement or two would make sense.

It won’t be easy, though, given the amount of interest. There is no suggestion of an imminent move from the club, but Pochettino appears keen.

Landlord’s Verdict

Tottenham could do with a bit of defensive reinforcement. Beyond Toby Alderweireld, Davinson Sanchez and Jan Vertonghen, their depth in the middle is limited – and that’s a problem given how many games are on the horizon.

On the surface, then, Vestergaard might be a good choice given his experience.

That being said, a move is far from done, and Tutto Mercato Web’s report is vague in its description, perhaps suggesting that an approach isn’t even close.

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