Some Tottenham fans on social media were left questioning why the North London club did not snap up Joachim Andersen this summer after the centre-back’s accomplished display against the Lilywhites on Saturday.
Andersen, who excelled on loan at Fulham last season, was one of the central defenders reported to be on Fabio Paratici’s radar during the summer transfer window.
Some sources from Denmark even claimed that Spurs were in the driving seat to secure the defender’s signature but the Lilywhites ended up signing Cristian Romero instead, with Andersen completing a move to Palace.
The 25-year-old showed his quality on Saturday as he put in a flawless display to keep the likes of Harry Kane and Dele Alli quiet for ninety minutes, helping the Eagles to register a thumping 3-0 win against Nuno Espirito Santo’s men.
Watching the way Andersen marshalled the Tottenham forwards, some Spurs fans on social media are at a loss to explain why the club did not go in for the Dane.
Andersen would have been the perfect toby replacement
— Ben (@thfc__Ben) September 11, 2021
Remember when spurs didn’t want Anderson
— charlie (@rarlingup) September 11, 2021
This is Levy’s fault for not singing Andersen and Sabitzer
— ⚽️ (@PortugesePoch) September 11, 2021
How did palace manage to sign Andersen and Edouard whatsoever
— 𝐍𝐢𝐜𝐨 🇪🇸 (@thfcnico) September 11, 2021
Why did we bought Emerson when Andersen was available in window @SpursOfficial 🥴
— adrian (@bbnnceel) September 11, 2021
Palace had a class summer when you deep it. Anderson, Guehi, Olise, Edouard, Gallagher and John Moss
— Sean🇦🇺 #FreeNdombele (@_THFCSean_) September 11, 2021
All the Levy lovers are quiet now. Palace had a great transfer window. Bought Andersen and Edouard. Anothe shite transfer window for Spurs. £14 million for Edouard is nothing. And some Spurs fans are angry that Kane wants to leave!! 🤣🤣🤣 #ENICOUT #LEVYOUT
— ttid4ever (@ttid4ever) September 11, 2021
If Paratici was such a Don why in 6 weeks has he not signed at least a back-up striker for Kane?
Lack of funds perhaps? Why not spend less than 50m on a CB, say 20m on Andersen the fee Palace paid. Leaving money for a ST & maybe even a RB say like a Dumfries who cost Inter 10m.
— TommyTalksBall ⚽ (@TommyTalksBall) August 19, 2021
Spurs Web Opinion
I am not surprised that there are these kinds of reactionary takes after such a humiliating loss. However, in reality, it is fair to say that most Spurs fans would have preferred Romero over Andersen if they were given a choice between the two.
Perhaps, we should have signed another centre-back apart from Romero but that was obviously also dependent on other factors including player sales.
Besides, Dier and Sanchez have both started the season in fine form and the result certainly would not have been as bad on Saturday had the two of them played ninety minutes.
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