According to a report by Sky Sports, Tottenham Hotspur have made an inquiry to sign Southampton powerhouse Jannik Vestergaard – with Daniel Levy’s transfer priority said to be finding a new centre-half this summer.
Spurs make Vestergaard inquiry
Indeed, as per this update, the search for new defenders who can bolster Spurs’ backline has already begun as the club make inquiries for Vestergaard as well as out-of-contract Bayern Munich star Jerome Boateng.
The Saints defender and Boateng are admired by Spurs among many others, according to Sky, and it is said that Levy and co will ultimately prioritise a new centre-half and new striker over any other position.
Depending on outgoings, with the club needing to adopt a sell-to-buy policy, they may also look to strengthen midfield, the right-back area, among the forward positions and between the sticks.
However, due to the financial impact of coronavirus, centre-half and the striker role are apparently set to be prioritised this summer.
Transfer Tavern take
Tottenham’s emerged inquiry for Vestergaard comes as especially enticing given his role for the Saints this season under Ralph Hasenhuttl.
The 28-year-old has been a formidable presence for Southampton over 2020/2021 and has averaged the most Premier League clearances per 90 out of their entire squad (WhoScored).
Standing at an imposing 6 foot 5, he also blew away former Spurs boss Tim Sherwood – with the 52-year-old calling him ‘outstanding’ on Sky Sports Soccer Saturday (30/01/21 at 1:10 pm) for his form earlier this season (via Anfield Watch).
Valued at a measly £16.2 million by Transfermarkt, he could come as a real coup for Spurs if the inquiry leads to more formal negotiations this summer.
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