Report: Club would rather sell Spurs-linked player abroad; unhappy over previous deal

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Southampton have not received a bid from Tottenham Hotspur for Jannik Vestergaard, but are aware of their interest in the defender, according to talkSPORT’s Alex Crook.

The Danish international has a year left to run on his contract at St Mary’s, with The Times claiming earlier today that Spurs had opened talks over a potential deal.

Crook has claimed that Southampton would prefer to sell the 28-year-old to a foreign club having been left unhappy with the way in which Tottenham conducted themselves when they signed Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from the south coast outfit last summer.

Southampton were originally demanding £25million to sell the midfielder, but eventually went for less following a compromise after Spurs had initially tabled a £15m opening offer (BBC).

Southampton paid £18 million to Borussia Monchengladbach in 2018 (Sky Sports) and could face the prospect of him leaving on a free transfer next summer.

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At 28, Vestergaard should be approaching his peek as a central defender, however, Saints’ reluctance to deal with Spurs could scupper any potential for a deal to happen.

Spurs are said to have other irons in the fire, including Joachim Andersen, who impressed on loan at Fulham last season.

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