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Report: Tottenham to meet with Fulham defender’s representatives

Getting a second chance at the Danish defender!

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The summer transfer window will be a lively one for Tottenham Hotspur. With a lot of questions to be answered, one thing we can all agree on is that the defense needs shoring up with at least a couple of players. Links are starting to come in, and one of them is a familiar transfer target.

Fulham defender and captain Joachim Andersen is on the radar for Spurs. The 24-year-old Danish international is currently on loan at Craven Cottage from Lyon. According to Danish outlet BT, there’s enough interest that the player’s representatives are meeting with the club next week to discuss possible wages.

Midterforsvareren har haft så stor succes som lejesvend i Premier League-oprykkerne fra Fulham, at der nu er opstået voldsom interesse fra større klubber i den bedste engelske række.

B.T. Sports fodboldpodcast ‘Transfervinduet’ kan fortælle, at storklubberne Manchester United og Tottenham begge er mere end almindeligt interesserede i den 24-årige dansker, der stadig er ejet af franske Lyon.

Podcasten kan afsløre, at Joachim Andersens repræsentanter i den kommende uge skal til møde i Tottenham.

Of course, Tottenham aren’t the only ones who have noticed how well the defender has played. Manchester United, Chelsea, Leicester City and Crystal Palace are all interested in securing Andersen’s services. He also reportedly loves playing for Scott Parker and isn’t against staying at Fulham if the Cottagers avoid the drop to the Championship.

Two years ago, Spurs were heavily linked with Andersen when it was clear he was moving on from Sampdoria. Tottenham wanted to purchase the defender then but felt the asking fee of €30m was a bit steep and focused elsewhere. Around the time they were signing Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon, the French club were locking up Andersen’s services. While he made 32 appearances for Lyon to start out, it’s now clear he doesn’t have a future at Lyon and they’re looking to cash in.

Lyon are going to try and recoup as much of that €30m as possible. Given that Andersen has played well for Fulham, that shouldn’t be too much of a problem given the list of suitors lining up. Spurs need help and Andersen has proven he can do it in the Premier League. We’ll wait to hear how the meeting goes next week but this is one to pay attention to.