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Report: Andersen wants to stay in the Premier League next season

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Joachim Andersen has emerged as a top defensive target for Tottenham heading into next season.

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There aren’t that many good Tottenham Hotspur transfer rumors right now, but there are still a couple that have peeked their heads fleetingly out of the wilds of Bat Country. One of them involves Spurs’ reported interest in Denmark international center back Joachim Andersen, and there’s some circumstantially good news on that front this morning.

According to the Evening Standard, Andersen would like to stay in the Premier League next season. Andersen spent the year on loan at Fulham from his host club Lyon, and for whatever reason it doesn’t appear that Lyon are too keen on retaining his services. With Fulham now relegated, there’s zero chance that Andersen works out another loan to the Cottagers next season, but he’s played well enough that he’s garnering interest not only from Spurs but also Manchester United.

Before we put this cart too far in front of the horse, Dan Kilpatrick also writes that Spurs are likely to offload players before they bring anyone in, so it could be a while before we see any move for Anderson come to fruition, if it ever does. Spurs already have five CBs on the books and you’d have to think that at least one if not more will depart before anyone new comes in. Spurs will also need to negotiate his reported £20m fee with Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas, who is basically French Daniel Levy and a someone known for being as difficult to work with as Tottenham’s chairman.

But hey, at least Andersen wants to stay in England. That’s good! Let’s see what comes from it.