Tottenham Hotspur are the only club prepared to pay the release clause for Joachim Anderen this summer, according to a report by Tuttomercatoweb.

The Sampdoria centre-back is thought to have a minimum release clause worth €35million (£31.26m) and Spurs are said to be ready to hand the Italian outfit that amount of money to bring the enforcer to north London.

Arsenal, AC Milan, AS Roma and Olympique de Lyonnais are all thought to have been interested in the 23-year-old this summer, however, none are reportedly prepared to meet the clause in his current contract.

It is also claimed in the report that Andersen has already said his goodbyes to everybody at Sampdoria, so it would seem he is expected to arrive at Spurs imminently.

The young Dane would have to be considered an excellent signing for Mauricio Pochettino’s side this summer if he does indeed walk through the door of the new stadium.

The enforcer is an exceptionally gifted and talented defender as he has all the skills and qualities needed to thrive in the Argentine’s squad and at Tottenham.

Andersen is extremely comfortable with the ball at his feet and is more than happy to play out from the back, creating another attacking outlet for the midfield and attackers to try and latch onto moving forward.

Although Spurs already have Davinson Sanchez and Juan Foyth in their ranks, the Denmark Under-21 international would help to refresh the backline and could be an exceptional replacement for Toby Alderweireld in the future.

The Belgium international’s future is currently in the air at the moment as a £25m release clause in his own contract continues to cast a cloud over everybody’s heads at Tottenham this summer (Telegraph).

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