The Lowdown: Spurs in talks for Vestergaard…
As per The Times, Tottenham are in talks to sign the Denmark international this summer as the Lilywhites look to revamp most of their defence for new manager Nuno Espirito Santo.
The 28-year-old was a mainstay under Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl last term, starting 29 Premier League matches whilst averaging more clearances per game (four) than any other player in their squad (WhoScored). He also won 3.3 aerial duels per match, a greater average than any player in Spurs’ squad in 2020/21.
Indeed, following his solid season on the south coast, Vestergaard is now firmly on the radar at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The Latest: Hutton in awe of Vestergaard…
The former Spurs defender also believes the 28-year-old could fit in seamlessly at Hotspur Way, telling Football Insider: “I think he could go in there and do a job.
“He’s obviously got the experience of playing with Southampton in the Premier League, he’s a main player for them. He’s got a lovely diagonal ball.
“Going into the final year of his contract, you can probably pick him up for a decent fee, which would work in favour for the likes of Daniel Levy.
“There’s room for new players to come in. Vestergaard, the power of him, wow, the strength, he doesn’t mind just defending.
“He’s also got that kind of cultured pass so I think he’d fit into that team nicely.”
The Verdict: Agreed…
Vestergaard also shone for Denmark at Euro 2020 before their semi-final defeat to England at Wembley, and it’s little wonder why Spurs have reportedly entered talks.
The Dane’s exploits for Southampton last season warranted huge praise, with Hasenhuttl branding him ‘absolutely phenomenal’ for his sheer strength in the air (Hampshire Live).
Tottenham could certainly use that physical presence as Nuno gears up for his first full season in charge, and Hutton is quite right to talk up the 28-year-old amid the links with Spurs.
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