Would Joachim Andersen be a good signing?
Spurs showed frailties at the back during the 2020/21 campaign, with defensive errors hindering their hopes of finishing in the top four.
Gold discussed Tottenham’s approach to this summer’s window and a potential centre-back Spurs may be targeting as an option.
He said: “I think one of the centre backs will probably go as well – as well as [Juan] Foyth – whether it be [Eric] Dier, [Davinson] Sanchez, [Toby] Alderweireld.
“I think one of them will have to go because from everything I understand – and I’ve said this before, and I don’t believe it’s changed in any way, shape or form – Tottenham’s priority, the first signing they want to get sorted out, is a centre back.
“I’ve said before they do like Joachim Andersen. And, obviously, they’ve got a decent relationship with Lyon and Jean-Michel Aulas as well. So Paratici will be well aware of him as well; he’s a former Sampdoria player, he will know him from his Serie A time and if that’s a move that Spurs still look to push through because he is a young leader, he knows the Premier League, then they’ll look to get it done.”
TIF Thoughts on Tottenham’s transfer plans…
There was not a consistent centre-back pairing for Spurs during the 2020/21 campaign. Eric Dier made 28 appearances in the Premier League for Spurs and has since been excluded from this summer’s England squad.
Davinson Sanchez, who cost Spurs in the region of £42m, only made 18 appearances in the most recent Premier League campaign and with a current valuation of £28.8m, he may be an option Spurs look to sell to create summer transfer funds.
Joachim Andersen was mentioned as a target for Spurs this summer, and we think he could make for a great addition to the Spurs defence after impressing during his loan spell with Fulham.