Tottenham scouts watch €25m Serie A defensive target

Tottenham Hotspur sent scouts to watch Sampdoria defender Joachim Andersen in their derby win over Genoa at the weekend, according to reports in Italy.

Tottenham scouts watch €25m Serie A defensive target

Tottenham scouts watch €25m Serie A defensive target

Andersen has proven to be a shrewd purchase for Sampdoria, who bought him for just €1.4m in summer 2017. Thanks to his regular good form, the centre-back is likely to earn the Blucerchiati a massive profit when he is sold on.

And it looks like his next destination could be in the Premier League. According to a report in Gazzetta Dello Sport, Spurs scouts observed his performance in Sunday’s Derby Della Lanterna, in which he played the full game as Samp kept a clean sheet.

Tottenham are not alone in their admiration of Andersen, with Inter Milan also competing for the 22-year-old Danish international. The San Siro club have history dealing with Sampdoria – indeed, Samp originally signed Andersen as a replacement for Milan Skriniar, who they had just sold on to Inter.

Andersen has only missed one game all season for Sampdoria, who are pushing for a place in next season’s Europa League. Spurs believe he could fill the void left by Toby Alderweireld if the Belgian centre-back leaves this summer.

Reports last week indicated that Manchester United are ready to activate Alderweireld’s £25m release clause.

 

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