Paper Talk: Tottenham ‘fully expected’ to make £25m centre-back bid

Date published: Thursday 15th April 2021 8:45 - Robert McCarthy

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Tottenham are expected to make a bid to sign a £25m-rated centre-back this summer, while Everton have joined the race to sign a £30m Championship right-back – according to Thursday’s transfer gossip.


Tottenham are expected to make a bid to sign on-loan Fulham centre-back Joachim Andersen this summer.

Multiple reports have recently suggested that Spurs and Manchester United are both keen on a move for the £25million-rated Lyon ace.

Andersen has been one of the shining lights for the Cottagers in what has been a tough return to the Premier League for Scott Parker’s men.

And Football.London’s Alasdair Gold expects Daniel Levy to submit an offer. However, whether Lyon will be prepared to do buisness remains to be seen.

“Joachim Andersen has been up again in the press,” Gold said.

“I can definitely say that’s a player Spurs are interested in. He’s a player who ticks all of their boxes for the centre-back type they are looking for in the summer. He’s a leader. He is 25 and has Premier League experience. Those are three boxes Spurs really want to tick.

“It depends what Lyon want for him. But I think Spurs will make a move, they will have a go. He’s one of a few they like and he ticks all the boxes.”

Andersen’s price tag will have increased this season due to his performances for Fulham.

Jose Mourinho has a major need for at least one new centre-back this summer, having watched his defensive players make numerous errors this term.

Andersen could work out as a cheaper option to top target Milan Skriniar, with Inter rating their defender at £40m.

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