According to a report by the Daily Mail, Tottenham Hotspur are frontrunners to sign Lyon defender and Denmark star Joachim Andersen – but new boss Nuno Espirito Santo is set for the final call over his signing.
The Lowdown: Andersen on the radar…
As Tottenham aim to revamp their defence this summer, defender Andersen has been namedropped as a target for months.
Alasdair Gold first revealed the 25-year-old is attracting interest from Tottenham, previously mentioning him as a player Spurs like alongside the likes of Nikola Milenkovic and Lewis Dunk (football.london).
Those links haven’t ceased, either, with Gold reiterating recently that Spurs are still eyeing him this summer (football.london).
The Latest: Spurs frontrunners…
The Mail, coming out with their own update, say that Tottenham are frontrunners to sign Andersen this summer – but the final decision will very much lie with Nuno.
He caught Spurs’ eye whilst on loan at Fulham last season as the Lilywhites now wait to see if their new manager approves of the move this summer.
As well as Andersen, another Denmark star in Jannik Vestergaard is also firmly on the agenda with talks now held.
The Verdict: Great option…
The player’s 20/21 season in the Premier League was an undoubted success and simply must encourage Nuno to potentially finalise his Tottenham signing.
Andersen averaged a head-turning 4.8 clearances per match at Craven Cottage, more than any Tottenham player, whilst also winning the most aerial duels (3.2) out of anyone in the Fulham squad (WhoScored).
Cottagers legend Tony Gale was so impressed by some of the defender’s exploits that he labelled Andersen ‘absolutely sensational‘, and Tottenham will be remiss if they don’t snap him up.
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