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As Andersen signs new Sampdoria deal, have Tottenham missed out?

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As Andersen signs new Sampdoria deal, have Tottenham missed out?

Sampdoria defender Joachim Andersen has officially signed a new deal with the club.

The Dane has committed his future to the Italian outfit, after being linked with Tottenham and, most recently, Manchester United.

The news will come as a blow to Spurs especially, with Toby Alderweireld potentially moving on in one of the next two transfer windows.

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Andersen would have been an ideal replacement for the Belgian international, who is a target of Barcelona and United.

Sampdoria have essentially ensured that they will fetch a huge sum for the player with the new contract – but of course, they’d sooner keep hold of the player.


Andersen is having a fine season

Andersen has drawn attention to himself this season with a number of brilliant displays at centre-half.

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The 6ft 4in defender has played every single minute so far in Serie A.

He has showcased his dominant aerial ability and leadership, as well as a respectable ability to break the lines with accurate passing.

He is also very handy at pinging long balls, which is trait of Alderweireld’s.

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The fact that Andersen has put pen to paper on a new deal could be bad news in the sense that, United and Jose Mourinho may now refocus their efforts on trying to sign Alderweireld.

From a Tottenham standpoint, it may encourage them to step up their reported pursuit of Matthijs de Ligt.

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