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Exclusive: Graham Roberts questions Spurs’ pursuit of Jannik Vestergaard

Graham Roberts has urged Tottenham Hotspur to end their pursuit of Southampton defender Jannik Vestergaard and turn their attentions elsewhere in the transfer market.

Nuno Espirito Santo, who was appointed as Spurs’ new head coach last month, has made strengthening his defensive options a priority in the transfer window.

The north Londoners conceded 45 Premier League goals last season and, as a result, were made to settle for a place in the inaugural Europa Conference League after finishing seventh in the top flight.

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Spurs are reportedly in talks about beefing up their defence by welcoming Vestergaard, who has entered the final year of his £60,000-per-week contract at Southampton.

The 28-year-old made 32 appearances for Saints last season and also showed the threat he can have in the opposition’s penalty area by contributing three goals.

Vestergaard featured heavily for Denmark during their run to the semi-finals of Euro 2020 but Roberts does not think the central defender is the answer to Spurs’ problems.

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Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, the former Spurs defender said: “He’s not better than what we’ve got already.

“You want somebody better than what you’ve got. I don’t think Vestergaard is top-notch so, if I was the manager, I’d say he’s not for me.”

Article title: Exclusive: Graham Roberts questions Spurs’ pursuit of Jannik Vestergaard

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