Tottenham keen on €25m bid for Sampdoria centre-back Joachim Andersen

According to Calciomercato, Tottenham have reportedly declared their interest in €25m-rated Sampdoria centre-back Joachim Andersen, whilst Inter Milan are also keen on the defender.

What’s the word, then?

Spurs have declared their interest in the Dane with the future of Toby Alderweireld still an uncertain one. Tottenham triggered a one-year extension in the Belgian international’s contract in January, despite Alderweireld rejecting the offer on a new long-term contract.

However, the extension saw a £25m release clause come into play, which is certainly an achievable figure and one that a number of clubs could well meet given Alderweireld’s pedigree.

As a result, Tottenham have made headway in his attempts to bring 24-year-old Andersen to the new White Hart Lane having made his interest public, and if any potential bid is accepted, it would see the defender become the club’s first signing in over two transfer windows.

Could Christian Eriksen be key in negotiations?

As previously mentioned, Serie A giants Inter are also interested in signing the Sampdoria star, and one would assume that the famous Italian side could turn the head of most playing in Italy’s top-flight given their standing in the game.

As a result of that, it will be tough for Spurs to fend off such a prestigious club, although they do have a secret weapon up their sleeve in Eriksen.

The Danish international is unquestionably the star of the national team and the most famous Danish player right now. Andersen is yet to appear for the senior side, only appearing for the Denmark Under-21 team, and it wouldn’t be outrageous to presume that he is keen to play alongside his country’s main man at club as well as international level.

Spurs must ensure that they use Eriksen’s reputation in the Danish football world in order to secure what would be a big signing for them.