Report: Tottenham in pole position to sign 24-year-old centre-back

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Dom Le Roy

As the Premier League season draws to a close, attention for Spurs will turn to what could be the most crucial summer for some time.

Tottenham will enter the next month in a desperate search for a new manager, but keeping the squad fresh will be just as important.

There can be no doubt that the club is in need of defensive reinforcements, conceding 41 goals in the campaign.

Tottenham also have one of the worst records in the league when it comes to dropping points from winning positions. Such form has made it crucial for new additions to be signed.

It has been reported by The Telegraph that Spurs are in pole position to sign Danish centre-back, Joachim Andersen. The 24-year-old has impressed on loan at Fulham this season and Spurs will be hoping to strike a deal with his parent club, Lyon.

Despite Fulham being relegated last night, Andersen has been a shining light in West London. The defender has captained The Cottagers this season, which is a testament to just how highly he is rated.

Spurs will reportedly have to do battle with fierce rivals, Arsenal, over his signature. Both North London sides appear in desperate need of new additions, following disappointing seasons.

The news comes as Tottenham were linked with Jerome Boateng (BILD). The veteran defender is out of contract at Bayern Munich this summer, and Spurs have supposedly lined the 32-year-old as a top target.

Spurs Web Opinion:

If Spurs were to pull off the signing of Andersen it’d be a fantastic signing. He is a young centre-back, with an incredible amount of experience. The fact that Andersen has captained Fulham despite being a loan player is a testament to the ability that he possesses. If Spurs were to secure a deal it’d certainly be an upgrade.

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