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Report: Roma to rival Spurs for Jannik Vestergaard

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Report: Roma to rival Spurs for Jannik Vestergaard

Tottenham Hotspur will have to see off competition from Roma if they hope to sign Jannik Vestergaard from Southampton, according to a report from Tuttomercatoweb.

Vestergaard has been linked with a move to North London for a little while. And the Daily Express reported last week that they were planning to step up their interest, with Southampton set to demand £18 million.

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Tuttomercatoweb has also suggested that Jose Mourinho wants the Dane at Spurs. But they also report that Roma are monitoring the 28-year-old.

Like Tottenham, the Giallorossi sit seventh in their league this season. And no team in Serie A’s top eight have conceded more goals than Paulo Fonseca’s men.

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Spurs’ defensive record remains one of the better ones in the Premier League. However, Mourinho has been unable to settle on a first-choice centre-back pairing throughout the campaign.

They have also conceded five goals across their last two games. The likes of Eric Dier and Davinson Sanchez have come in for a lot of criticism this season.


Whether Vestergaard is the answer however, is doubtful. The centre-back has been superb for much of this season for Southampton.

But it took him a long time to get to that stage. And his form has not been flawless for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side.

For £18 million, he could be a shrewd signing. But on his own, he is unlikely to address all of Tottenham’s defensive woes.

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