According to a report by Foot Mercato, both Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United have set their sights on Lyon defender Joachim Andersen this summer.
The Lowdown: Spurs in defender chase…
Tottenham are aiming to oversee a major revamp of their backline this transfer window, with players expected to revolve in and out the door.
Centre-half has long been a problem position for Spurs and it is claimed that they could target at least two new acquisitions in that area (Football Insider).
The Latest: Spurs set sights on Andersen…
As per Foot Mercato, Spurs and Manchester United have set their sights on Andersen this summer and have an eye for the colossal Danish defender.
He spent the 2020/21 season on loan at Fulham in what was an impressive Premier League stint, averaging the second-most clearances (4.8) and winning more aerial duels (3.2) per game than any other Cottagers player (WhoScored).
While both Spurs and the Red Devils keep watch, it is claimed that Ligue 1 giants Lyon could even sell for what seems to be a reasonable price. Indeed, the French news source claims that his summer sale is expected at around €30m (£25.6m).
The Verdict: Get it done…
For a valuation this low, we believe that Spurs should waste no time whatsoever in swooping this summer.
The 25-year-old’s quality is perhaps best summed up by members of the English press, with Daily Mirror journalist John Cross lauding Andersen as ‘magnificent’ after he helped to shut out Liverpool at Anfield (Twitter).
Capable defenders at a good age with English top-flight experience are a rarity, especially for just £25.6m, so what are the Lilywhites waiting for?
In other news: ‘In recent days’…Spurs have now made an approach to sign this £34.4m ‘genius’, find out more here.
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