“I don’t really care if it’s Tottenham, Inter or Atlético Madrid” – Defender opens up on transfer talk

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Dom Le Roy

Sampdoria central defender Joachim Andersen has discussed his future having been linked with a move away from the Serie A side during the transfer window.

Tottenham Hotspur were said to be one of the clubs who were monitoring the progress of the 22-year-old and the Dane even mentioned Mauricio Pochettino’s side by name when he was quizzed about his potential next move.

Andersen has only been with Sampdoria for the past 18 months having moved to Italy from FC Twente for a bargain £1.25million in 2017 `and iw now said to be valued at around £35million (Independent).

With Spurs deciding to activate a year-long extension option in Toby Alderweireld’s contract to keep him at the club until 2020, it activated a clause that states the Belgium international can leave for £25m this summer instead of on a Bosman free transfer, should he not sign a new long-term deal beforehand.

The uncertainty of Alderweireld’s future in North London has seen them linked with Anderson as a potential replacement with the potential target admitting while he is happy at Sampdoria, he is interested in taking the next step in his career.

“I really just concentrate on being here, and then we have to see what happens this summer,” he told Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet.

“Because right now nothing has to happen. It’s too early.

“It is important that a club has the right plan with me. I need a view of playing time. I also don’t mind being a season more in Sampdoria.”

He added: “It’s hard to say [which is my favourite league]. England, Spain or Italy. But it comes mostly to the club, which must have a good plan for me, and it must make sense in the long term.

“I have to take the right steps at the right times. So I don’t really care if it’s Tottenham, Inter or Atlético Madrid.”

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