Tottenham Hotspur have opened talks with Southampton central defender Jannik Vestergaard as they eye defensive reinforcements [Daily Mail].
The Lowdown: Spurs prepare for 2021/22
Moving into 2021/22, newly appointed manager Nuno Espirito Santo will be hoping to re-scale what is a fragmented Spurs side, in order to challenge for continental qualification once again.
Making inroads in the transfer market, the Londoners have reportedly agreed terms with Bologna defender Takehiro Tomiyasu, which will come as a relief to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium faithful.
Now, it looks as if Nuno may be chasing another deal in the coming days following recent developments.
Would Vestergaard be a good signing for Spurs?
The Latest: Spurs hold talks with Vestergaard; potential Alderweireld replacement
Tottenham have entered into discussions with Denmark international Vestergaard [Daily Mail].
Advantageously, the 6 foot 6 colossus’ contract is set to expire in twelve months which has made him an appealing pursuit for the Lilywhites [Daily Mail].
Recruiting in the centre-back area will be of particular importance to the UEFA Conference League qualifiers, owing to reports suggesting that current stopper Toby Alderweireld could depart this summer [CaughtOffside].
The Verdict: Vestergaard would be an astute signing for Spurs
Vestergaard would be an astute piece of business by the Spurs hierarchy.
Strong in aerial duels and disposing of dangerous situations, the 28-year-old would provide some much-needed leadership qualities within the Tottenham backline.
In 2020/21, the Dane made 33 appearances for the Saints in all competitions notching three goals [Transfermarkt]. Furthermore, he made an astounding average of four clearances every 90 minutes across the previous year which was the most in the entire Southampton squad [WhoScored].
Once labelled as ‘outstanding’ by popular Match of the Day pundit Alan Shearer, his immense qualities would shine within the Tottenham Hotspur defence [The Boot Room].
Currently excelling in the EURO 2020 Championships with his native Denmark, it may be worth snapping him up now before other clubs take notice.
In other news, a pundit exclusively urges Tottenham Hotspur to sign a Serie A ace.
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