Report: Spurs still have £18m PL star on radar, but he’s viewed as option if Pochettno signing leaves
Tottenham are reportedly still keen on defender Jannik Vestergaard from Premier League rivals Southampton, but there is a small catch.
According to The Athletic, Spurs still have the 28-year-old in the frame as a target this summer.
The Athletic named him as an option for the north London club earlier this month.
However, the fresh update is that the Southampton centre-back is viewed more as a replacement in the scenario that Toby Alderweireld leaves.
Alderweireld, 32, is still a Spurs-owned player, who was signed by former boss Mauricio Pochettino back in 2015.
However, The Athletic previously reported that the Belgian centre-half hopes to leave ahead of the new season. In addition, Spurs won’t stand in his way if an appropriate offer comes in.
Vestergaard a decent option for Tottenham, but price tag unclear
Southampton signed Vestegaard for £18million a few years ago from Borussia Monchengladbach, but it’s unclear on how much he would cost this summer if he were to leave St Mary’s.
The Denmark international is a colossus centre-back that is great with the ball at his feet, as well as dominant in the air with his 6ft 6in frame.
He looks good enough to make a step up and Spurs’ backline could do with a revamp.
However, it’s a tall order for someone to replace Alderweireld, who has been an incredible servant.
For now, Alderweireld remains a Spurs player.