Tottenham Hotspur identify Toby Alderweireld replacement

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Recent reports have suggested that Belgium and Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld has his heart set on a summer move away from the country’s capital. However, as one player looks to depart, another could be brought in.

That’s according to a recent report from the Daily Mail, who claims new manager Nuno Espirito Santo is targeting Lyon defender Joachim Andersen as a possible long-term replacement for wantaway veteran Alderweireld.

Andersen, 25, spent last season out on loan with English side Fulham who was enjoying another campaign back in the Premier League.

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Despite seeing his temporary side resigned to relegation, Andersen’s consistently sound defensive performances saw him emerge as one of the Cottagers’ best players.

However, following the end of the 2020-21 season and now back with his parent club in France, Andersen continues to see his long-term future speculated.

The latest in the ongoing saga suggests Santo could look to make the Danish defender his first Spurs’ signing as the seemingly set-to-depart Alderweireld edges closer to the exit door.

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