Pundit sends warning to Spurs about signing centre-back target

Former Newcastle United midfielder Rob Lee has stated that Jannik Vestergaard is not the type of centre-back to take Tottenham Hotspur to the next level.

Vestergaard has been rather reliable at the back for Southampton this season and Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side missed the Dane when he was out of action for a couple of months with a knee injury.

Tottenham have had a lot of issues at centre-back this season and, unsurprisingly, the position is said to be viewed as a priority for the club to strengthen in the summer transfer window.

The Daily Star revealed a couple of weeks ago Jose Mourinho believes Vestergaard could offer more security at centre-back than the current options at his disposal and Tottenham could thus swoop for the 28-year-old in the summer.

However, Lee insisted that the Saints star is inconsistent and advised the North Londoners not to break the bank to bring him to the club.

When asked about Tottenham’s rumoured interest in Vestergaard, the pundit told Football Fancast: “I’ve seen him play well, seen him play badly, so I wouldn’t go breaking the bank for him.

“I’d go and break the bank for Danny Ings, but for Vestergaard, no, not really. He’s not Virgil van Dijk, is he?”

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One of the reasons Vestergaard could potentially be an attractive option for Spurs to go for is precisely because we would not need to ‘break the bank’ for him. With the 28-year-old about to run into the final year of his contract with Southampton, he could be available relatively cheaply.

While Vestergaard might not be a name that is likely to get fans or pundits excited, there is no reason why he cannot be an important cog in the wheel for Spurs. There were question marks last summer over whether Hojbjerg was good enough but he has proven to be exactly the type of player we needed in midfield.

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