Tottenham unlikely to sign Jannik Vestergaard from Southampton
Vestergaard has been with Southampton since 2018 and has grown into a key player for the Saints over the past couple of seasons. However, the 28-year-old is entering the final year of his contract with the club, casting doubts over his future at St. Mary’s.
Tottenham, having done a deal with Southampton for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg last year, were reportedly planning on a similar swoop for Vestergaard in the upcoming transfer window.
However, as per the latest update from The Athletic, that trail has gone cold now, possibly following the sacking of Jose Mourinho as the manager. The Portuguese was let go of by Tottenham in April, just prior to the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City. And, it seems like with his departure, Spurs’ interest in Vestergaard also came to an end.
Instead, it is being claimed that, in case he does not pen a new contract with Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side, the Danish international will most likely opt to sign for a club abroad rather than joining a Premier League rival.
As for Tottenham, the interest in Vestergaard may have come to a halt but that does not mean that a new defender is not needed. Toby Alderweireld is not getting any younger while both Eric Dier and Davinson Sanchez have been unconvincing.
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A move for Olympique Lyon’s Joachim Andersen, who impressed while on loan at Fulham last season is strongly being mooted. Any move, though, is likely to have to wait until a new manager is appointed by the club.