Arsenal and Tottenham are in pole position to recruit Joachim Andersen. He has been loaned to Fulham by Olympique Lyonnais for this season. After a disappointing season in Ligue 1 with Lyon Andersen returns to the Premier League with Fulham.
Lyon knows Andersen would like to stay in England next season, in another club than Fulham. Arsenal and Tottenham did not need to know more to start the transfer process. The two enemies will have to convince the Dane as well as possible.
The Dane was captain of the Cottagers’ team throughout the season. Arsenal and Tottenham, eager to buy new defenders, are very attentive to the Dane and could send an offer to Lyon.
Arrived for €25-million euros from Sampdoria, the Lyon thought to make him a defensive force. However, he never met expectations. The loan had done him a lot of good. Send Joachim Andersen would allow Lyon to recover the sum spent 2-years ago. Indeed, if Arsenal and Tottenham want to buy him, €30 million will be asked from the North London clubs.
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The managers of Olympique Lyonnais would not be against a permanent move of the Danish international. Especially since they hope to recover a good sum (between €20 million and €30 million). The French club wants to take advantage of the existing competition in the Premier League for its player to raise the stakes.
A summer of change is coming for Arsenal and its manager Mikel Arteta. Their Premier League performance has been disappointing to say the least. The performances and results have not been up to what was expected from a club of the size and stature of Arsenal.
Tottenham Hotspur will also say goodbye to one of its central defenders. Tottenham Hotspur has been tracking Joachim Andersen for at least three years and is finally in pole position to sign him this summer.
The club’s coaches and administration see Andersen as a replacement for Brazilian central defender David Luis, whose contract expires this summer. Andersen is capable of winning the ball back and blocking passing lanes in the last line of defense. He would appear to be someone who could make an impact for the Spurs.
Aulas is known to be a very good negotiator. Arsenal and Tottenham fighting for one of his players promise a transfer full of twists and turns. It remains until the end of the season to find an agreement. Watching Andersen at Fulham this season has shown that he can play in the Premier League and should be a good addition to a Spurs team that needs help.
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