Report: Spurs preparing £36m defender bid claims journalist

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur are preparing an offer for Sampdoria defender Joachim Andersen, according to reports in Italy.

According to Italian journalist Ciro Venerato, he claims that Spurs are considering making a £36million bid for the 22-year-old.

The Danish Under-21 international has caught the eye during his performances at the heart of the Sampdoria defence this season.

With doubts over the long term future of Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen, Spurs could be looking towards the future to bring in another highly-rated talent to compliment Juan Foyth and Davinson Sanchez.

“Joachim Andersen? Yes there are some teams who have expressed interest in him as he has been doing well in the Serie A,” Venerato told Rai Sport (via Passione Inter).  

“Tottenham are one of these teams as they have a 40 million euros [£36m] offer ready for him.

“I think the Spurs would like to get him during the summer transfer window.

“Sampdoria? They have their eyes on Trapani’s Erasmo Mule to replace him so let’s see.

“Inter? I think the Nerazzurri will have to watch out for Tottenham on the Andersen front clearly…”

Andersen’s father also acts as his agent and recently revealed that he has been to many meetings with clubs in Italy and England who are keen on the player.

“I have been to many meetings, as Joachim is wanted by the top six clubs in Italy and England,” Jacob Andersen told Ekstra Bladet.

“I am not thinking about a January move and neither is Joachim. He is fine where he is now, although naturally if a big club were to request a meeting, we wouldn’t turn it down.”

Tottenham face stiff competition from Inter Milan in attempting to land the defender with reports from the Corriere dello Sport claiming that talks have already begun between the two Serie A clubs regarding a deal this month.

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