Tottenham raise offer for defensive upgrade after fielding five approaches for outcast worth £9m less
Tottenham Hotspur have increased their offer to sign Galatasaray centre-back, Victor Nelsson, according to reports – while two of their current options could be on their way out.
Strengthening in defence will be one of Tottenham’s main issues to solve in this summer’s transfer window. In that regard, Nelsson could become a solution. According to various reports in Turkey, Spurs are pursuing a deal for him.
Recently, Sporx revealed that Tottenham had made a €13m (£11.3m) offer for Nelsson, but Galatasaray rejected it. Their asking price, instead, is closer to €25m (£21.7m).
Now, T24 has provided the update that Spurs have indeed raised their offer to match Galatasaray’s valuation.
With their €25m offer now on the table, Tottenham have given Galatasaray something to seriously consider. Furthermore, Nelsson is willing to sign for Spurs, meaning an agreement could be close.
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To make sure of the transfer, Tottenham could send Pape Matar Sarr in the opposite direction. The midfielder has struggled to make an impact in the Premier League, but has admirers in Istanbul, according to Fanatik.
Whether that move would be a loan or permanent deal remains to be seen, but there is a confidence that the other way, Nelsson coming to Tottenham has been agreed.
The Denmark international has never played in the Premier League before, but could be about to get that opportunity with Tottenham at the age of 24.
Tottenham to clear out Tanganga for Nelsson
While he prepares to arrive in the Premier League, someone who could depart is Japhet Tanganga. The academy graduate has struggled to make an impression for Spurs this season.
According to Fussball Transfers, Tanganga has been the subject of five enquiries from clubs in Germany. His list of suitors consists of Bayer Leverkusen, Eintracht Frankfurt, Hamburger, Stuttgart and Union Berlin.
Tottenham are hoping to earn up to €13.8m (£12m) by selling Tanganga (their lowest price would be €11.5m or £10m), although there is a feeling he would prefer to continue in the Premier League when choosing his next club.
Besides, Hamburger wouldn’t be able to afford Tanganga’s price tag. His other four admirers would, though.
Now, Tanganga will have to wait to see if he can generate interest from English clubs. If not, he could become the next player to leave these shores to develop in Germany instead.
If Tottenham end up replacing Tanganga with Nelsson, their net spend on that particular upgrade could be in the region of £9m.
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