'Seems to tick every box': Some Tottenham fans excited after links with 'cracking' 24-year-old

Nathaniel Kay March 31, 2021
'Seems to tick every box': Some Tottenham fans excited after links with 'cracking' 24-year-old
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Some Tottenham Hotspur fans are delighted to hear the club is keeping tabs on Fulham loanee Joachim Andersen, as reported by Football.london.

A few eyebrows were raised when the Denmark international decided to join Fulham on loan from Lyon in October for a loan fee of £900,000.

Andersen had joined Lyon from Serie A side Sampdoria for more than £21 million in July 2019. The Dane had helped Lyon to a Champions League quarter-final and seventh place in Ligue 1.

Here’s how some Spurs fans reacted on Twitter to the Andersen links:

https://twitter.com/jellyfishjim01/status/1377242512436432901?s=20

Danish delight in London

Moving to newly promoted Fulham may have seemed a strange decision at the time but has more than made sense following the 24-year-old’s Premier League performances.

Despite the perilous league position of Scott Parker’s side, Andersen has been a brilliant addition to their back line and doesn’t look like a player stuck in a relegation battle.

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The 24-year-old hasn’t missed an English top flight fixture since recovering from injury in early November.

Parker swiftly recognised the Denmark international’s importance and handed him the captain’s armband just a month into his residence at Craven Cottage.

Capital city clash for Andersen

It would certainly be difficult to hold on to Andersen if Fulham were relegated, especially as there’s no option-to-buy clause in their loan deal with Lyon.

Even if Fulham do stay up, trying to keep hold of the talented central defender may mean fending off London rivals Tottenham.

If Daniel Levy waves a chunky chequebook at Lyon, it doesn’t seem like a battle Fulham would win.

Tottenham in need of new blood

Spurs could certainly do with a new addition to their inconsistent back line.

They have been uncharacteristically leaky under Jose Mourinho this season but did manage three clean sheets in six games before the international break.

Adding Andersen would mean another leader in the group, something Tottenham have lacked in recent times. He could be a perfect partner for promising young Wales centre-back Joe Rodon.

Andersen’s aerial ability isn’t bad either. The Premier League official website records him making 66 headed clearances this season, joint fifth-highest in the division.

Brain and brawn could just be what the doctor ordered for Tottenham.  

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.