Spurs plot bids for £25m defender & Ajax keeper as part of double raid

Date published: Wednesday 31st October 2018 12:29 - Oli Fisher

during the serie A match between Udinese and UC Sampdoria at Stadio Friuli on August 26, 2018 in Udine, Italy.

Tottenham are looking to bolster their rearguard by making a pair of January signings, if the latest reports are to be believed.

There has been persistent speculation that Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is unhappy with the club’s lack of spending and their subsequent inability to compete with the Premier League’s financial superpowers.

Pochettino admitted ahead of Monday night’s 1-0 defeat to Manchester City at Wembley that he is feeling the worst he ever has at the club, amid links with the Real Madrid job.

However, Tottenham may be about to spend some cash after a summer transfer window in which they were the only club not to sign a single player.

According to Italian outlet Calciomercato.com, the north London side are in pole ahead of Roma in the race to sign impressive young Sampdoria defender Joachim Andersen in January.

A report from The Sun earlier in the month had claimed that Spurs were lining up a £25million bid for the 22-year-old, while the Italian media state that Juventus are interested along with Inter Milan, Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund, Valencia and Sevilla.

Meanwhile, Dutch source Voetbal International state that Tottenham have made Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana their primary target should Hugo Lloris leave in the summer.

The report suggests that Spurs will make a January move for Onana, also 22, in order to keep the pressure on Lloris.

The Frenchman was criticised heavily for his sending off against PSV in the Champions League for a reckless lunge, after suffering off-the-field problems already this season in the form of a drink-driving charge.

 

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