Tottenham Hotspur obviously haven’t yet hired their new manager yet, and because of that the usual bonkers amount of transfer rumors we usually have is a lot lower so far. However, one name that continually rises to the surface is Lyon’s Joachim Andersen, who spent the season on loan at Fulham quietly enjoying a very good year.
Good news if you’re an Andersen stan: things are looking good in that regard. Here’s super-twitter journo Fabrizio Romano on the continued links between Spurs and the Danish international:
Tottenham are working to resolve the manager situation then the board will decide on new signings. Joachim Andersen is the main target as centre back - he wants to stay in Premier League, #THFC want him. Many European clubs are interested too. ⚪️ #spurs #thfc https://t.co/exb75UUAcc— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 26, 2021
It’s unlikely Andersen will cost that much, though Daniel Levy will still have to negotiate with his evil French twin, Jean-Michel Aulas. That won’t necessarily be fun, but they eventually got the Tanguy Ndombele transfer over the line two summers ago so I feel pretty confident about this one too. By all accounts Andersen is a solid young defender playing for a pretty crappy Fulham team, but he’s only 24 and has a pretty high ceiling. Spurs have been tracking him for a while now but according to Fabrizio they’re not his only suitors.
I suppose there’s a slim chance that they could lose out Joachim if they dink around too much on the managerial appointment side of things, but with that hopefully squared away within a week or so I’d expect that we’ll see some transfer stuff — and a bunch more rumors — before too long.