Spurs Reportedly Agree A Deal For Sampdoria Star Joachim Andersen

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has put plans into motion when it comes to bolstering his squad options after reports suggest that the club have reached a deal with Sampdoria over Joachim Andersen.

According to Tuttosport, Spurs have made a move for the 22-year-old Danish centre-back and already agreed on a fee for the player.

The Italian newspaper claims that the Premier League side have put forward a fee of €25m, which has been agreed in principle.

Andersen arrived at Sampdoria in 2017 from Jong FC Twente and has made 25 appearances for the Serie A side.

The Sampdoria star, who has been capped for Denmark under-20s and under-21s, has been linked with several European clubs, including Manchester United and AC Milan.

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It is not only clubs that have been impressed with his form, as Denmark manager Åge Hareide has called him up for the national team.

“We saw him play against Inter [Milan], and I think he did really well,” he said (via CalcioMercato).

“He also improved in playing the ball. Even in the Netherlands, he had grown a lot in that fundamental, starting with the defence.”

With the Tin Soldiers scheduled to face Kosovo in a friendly this month ahead of their Euro 2020 qualifier against Switzerland, Andersen is relishing at the prospect of playing for his national side.

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“I was hoping for it, but mine is the role where in Denmark there is the greatest competition, and many good players,” he told TV2.DK.

“So, obviously, I am a little surprised, but I feel I did well and did well with Sampdoria, which is why I am glad the coach noticed me.

“Now things are going as they should, I can’t complain. I play the games I can and I’m really happy to get on the pitch so much and learn something in every match.

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“I’m 100 per cent sure I’ve become a better and smarter player.

“I learned some things that I had never heard before, so obviously coming to Italy was just good for me, I came from the Dutch school, characterised by a lot of technique and now I’m in Italy, where I learned tactics from their old-school defenders. They were two great experiences for me.”

In the meantime, Pochettino will turn his attention to the draw for the Champions League quarter-finals on Friday.

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