Danny Mills has claimed that Jannik Vestergaard would improve the Tottenham backline, insisting that the centre-back’s performances at the European Championships were a confirmation of his quality.
Vestergaard followed up an impressive season for Southampton with solid displays for Denmark as they progressed to the semi-finals of the Euros but the Saints star has just 12 months left to run on his contract at St Mary’s.
It was first reported back in March that the 28-year-old was being eyed by Tottenham and The Athletic revealed two weeks ago that the Dane continues to be one of the centre-backs on Fabio Paratici’s radar.
The 28-year-old is allegedly also wanted by Jose Mourinho, with the Portuguese coach said to be keen on beating his former club to the centre-back and bringing the player to the Stadio Olympico.
Some pundits have questioned whether Vestergaard is good enough to improve the Spurs backline but Mills is certainly in no such doubt.
When asked whether the Southampton man will be a good addition for the North Londoners, the former Leeds defender told Football Insider: “Definitely. I think he’s a good player and that’s not just what he’s done at the Euros. He was a good player before that.
“Never just buy a player off the back of four or five games at the European Championship. That’s never a wise move.
“But he’s been a good player long before that. Playing in the Euros has confirmed how good he is. Yes, I think it will be a good move.
“Coming from Southampton it will be a step up. With a year left if they get good money for him, they might just be ready to take it.”
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If Vestergaard is on Tottenham’s shortlist, I suspect he ranks fairly well down Paratici’s wishlist going by the fact that the Italian seems to have stepped up the club’s effort to land the likes of Jules Kounde, Takehiro Tomiyasu and Cristian Romero.
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