According to The Times, Tottenham Hotspur have entered talks to sign Southampton defender Jannik Vestergaard.
The 28-year-old’s contract expires next year meaning the Saints may have to sell him this summer if they intend to get some money for the defender or could risk him signing a pre-contract agreement in January.
Vestergaard played 30 games for Southampton in the Premier League last season (Transfermarkt), forming a decent partnership with fellow centre-half Jan Bednarek.
He is also a key part of the Denmark side that are set to play England on Wednesday night in the European Championship semi-final.
Southampton paid £18 million for to lure Vestergaard away from Borussia Mönchengladbach in 2018 and are looking to make a profit having reportedly put a £25 million valuation on his head.
Spurs’ new managing director of football, Fabio Paratici, is well-renowned for negotiating for multiple players in the same position at the same time. Jules Kounde of Sevilla and Joachim Andersen, who spent the season on loan at Fulham from Lyon, are two defenders that have also been linked with Tottenham.
Spurs Web Opinion
It is no revelation that centre-backs are an area in which Spurs have to bring in some new blood. Fabio Paratici seems to agree with this statement.
Vestergaard represents a solid, sturdy, and Premier League proven option but it is not a signing which would get Tottenham fans out of their seats.
He has good qualities but lacks the pace when there is space in behind him; often a sequence which got him caught out a few times this season for Southampton.
Spurs need at least two centre-half options, even more so because of Nuno’s insistence at playing three at the back.
Vestagaard would be a solid option but nothing much more than that.
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