According to a report by Italian news outlet TuttoMercatoWeb, Tottenham Hotspur are ‘working’ to sign Southampton defender Jannik Vestergaard but face stiff competition from Serie A giants AS Roma and Juventus.
Tottenham working to sign Vestergaard
Indeed, as reported by TuttoMercatoWeb, Spurs are one of the clubs competing to land the 1.99m (6 foot 6) colossus but Roma should be meeting with the player’s representatives next week. As well as the Giallorossi, Tottenham will also have to compete with Juventus, who have Vestergaard very much on their agenda for next season.
Spurs and chairman Daniel Levy are maintaining a keen interest, however, and may well compete for his signing this summer as the 28-year-old becomes a figure in high demand.
There has been no shortage of teams eyeing a move for the Saints defender, with Spurs now said to be working on his possible acquisition this summer.
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Speaking earlier this season, Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl described Vestergaard as ‘absolutely phenomenal‘ due to his physicality and prowess in the air. Also, former Spurs boss Tim Sherwood called him ‘outstanding’ for his form earlier in the campaign in an interview on Sky Sports (via Anfield Watch).
All these plaudits, plus his average of 4.1 clearances per game in the Premier League this season, point to him being a potentially fruitful acquisition for Tottenham if they can land him.
He is valued at a meagre £16.2m by Transfermarkt in what could be a bargain price for such an experienced, capable defender.
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