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Tottenham scouts make repeated checks on Club Brugge star, who is a perfect fit for Antonio Conte

Andreas Skov Olsen Denmark September 2022

Tottenham Hotspur scouts are tracking rising Club Brugge star Andreas Skov Olsen, according to reports.

The 23-cap Denmark international is enjoying his football again after a dismal spell in Italy with Bologna. And Spurs scouts have locked on to the wide player, who can play on both flanks.

The former Nordsjelland star moved to Bologna in 2019 for a fee of around €6m after impressing for Denmark’s Under-21s. But his time in Serie A did not go well with the player used a right-wing back.

The defensive side of the game does not suit the 22-year-old and he was desperate to get away despite signing a five-year deal.

“I’m glad I got away and it’s a finished chapter now. I’ve learned some things down there too, but I’m happy where I am now. Here I feel important to the team, and the coach thinks I’m a good player.

“He wants to set me up and make sure the game goes through me. I feel important to the team and I also feel that I have room to do the things that I am good at,” said Olsen recently.

His move to Club Brugge in January though has rejuvenated Olsen, who has been starring for both club and country.

He has six goals and three assists from 12 matches in all competitions for the Belgian side.

Olsen got on the scoreboard in Club Brugge’s 4-0 victory over Porto in the Champions League earlier this month – a game which Spurs had representatives at.

Portuguese source O Jogo reported that Tottenham officials were in attendance at the Estadio do Dragao. And they marked down Olsen as one to watch again after his display.

According to Voetbal Nieuws the winger is considered an easy fit into the system that Antonio Conte prefers to use. And Spurs scouts checked on him again this weekend during the Nations League fixtures.

Andreas Skov Olsen flattered by interest

Tipsbladet, via Sport Witness, praised Olsen’s display as he scored in Denmark’s 2-0 win over France and said that was why Spurs decided to “take a closer look”.

Whether or not Fabio Paratici and Spurs are thinking about firming up their interest with an offer, is unclear. But the player recently spoke about talk Spurs were tracking his progress.

He told EkstraBladet: “I am incredibly happy to be at Club Brugge. It has given me back my joy, and that is precisely what is crucial for a footballer.

“Brugge also know very well that I will not be with them forever. The Premier League is the biggest league in the world. And yes, it is a dream to play in that league at some point in the future.”

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