Tottenham target £25m Sampdoria safeguard Joachim Andersen as replacement for Toby Alderweireld
TOTTENHAM are planning life after Toby Alderweireld by arranging a £25million move for Sampdoria’s Danish defender Joachim Andersen.
The middle back, 22, is getting rave reviews in Serie A and is seen by Spurs as the long-term replacement for Alderweireld, who is out of agreement next summer and who has been connected with a move to different clubs.
Andersen has represented to his nation’s Under-21 side three times, however is yet to be called up to the senior squad.
He won’t sign another arrangement at Sampdoria and hopes to force through a move in January.
He has just year and a half of his arrangement to run, so Tottenham will try things out at well underneath the £25m valuation.
Sampdoria lost midfield maestro Lucas Torreira to Spurs’ adversaries Arsenal in the mid year, and look ready to offload another fans most loved to North London.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino uncovered after his side’s win against West Ham that he is keen to refresh his squad in the winter transfer window.
He stated: « In football you generally need to figure you can enhance and you have to endeavor to enhance your squad.
« If you say to me we were so clever because we didn’t sign anyone, and now after nine games it’s the best ever start in Premier League for the club, I’m not going to be that sort of individual who will state ‘yes we are masters’.
« We needed to sign individuals. In any case, the conditions arrived, and it’s the best begin in the Premier League for Tottenham.