As per a report from Italian outlet Tuttosport, Tottenham have agreed a fee-in-principle with Sampdoria over a deal for Joachim Andersen.
Andersen, a 22-year-old Danish youth international, is widely-regarded as one of the finest young defenders in Serie A.
The stopper made the move to Sampdoria from FC Twente in 2017, after coming up through the youth ranks of the Dutch outfit.
After a difficult debut campaign at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris, during which he managed just 6 league starts, Andersen has since gone on to establish himself as a near ever-present in the backline of the Blucerchiati to this point in the current season.
All told, the 6ft4 inch Dane has racked up 24 starts across all competitions. In fact, Andersen has failed to earn a starting berth for just 2 of Sampdoria’s fixtures thus far this season.
As such, the increasingly-impressive showings of the talented stopper, who has also been widely-lauded for his abilities on the ball, have unsurprisingly led to Andersen being linked with a potential Samp departure this summer.
In Italy, the likes of Juventus and Inter Milan have both been named as keen admirers of the former Twente man’s talents.
However, recent weeks have seen Premier League outfit Tottenham singled out as Andersen’s most-insistent suitors.
And, after Il Secolo XIX claimed last month that talks had been opened between Spurs and Sampdoria over a potential summer deal for the Dane, Tuttosport (via SportWitness) have this afternoon gone a step further.
The Turin-based publication have suggested that a fee of 25 million Euro has been agreed upon for Andersen to make the move to North London.
However, while the financial details of the deal have seemingly been worked out, a complete agreement is yet to be found.
Tottenham Hotspur met with UC Sampdoria to find an agreement in principle for Joachim Andersen which resulted in a €25M figure being found. #THFC
— Daily Hotspur (@Daily_Hotspur) March 14, 2019
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