Tottenham Hotspur could be left to rue a clause in the contract of Toby Alderweireld come the end of the season, as the defender could be set to leave the London club.

Despite Spurs adding another year to the centre-half’s deal, the contract states that he may leave the club during the summer for £25million.

With Alderweireld attracting interest already, Tottenham have turned their attention to highly rated youngster Joachim Andersen as a potential replacement, according to The Independent.

The Sampdoria defender has caught the eye of Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, and it seems he is already planning ahead in case he has a void to fill in his defence come the end of the season.

Any move for Andersen would set Tottenham back £35million, with other top clubs in Europe also scouting the talented centre-back.

The 22-year-old has already featured 16 times for Denmark, and the Spurs target has been a stand-out performer for his club so far this season.

Andersen has made 23 appearances for Sampdoria this year and is in his second season with the club, having signed from FC Twente in August 2017.

Tottenham would be disappointed if they were to see Alderweireld leave the club during the summer, however the imposing Andersen has the credentials to be a successful replacement.

Spurs would love to head into next season with both defenders at the club, however it seems the potential transfer of the 22-year-old would only be made possible by the £25million raised in the sale of Alderweireld.

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