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Tottenham join Newcastle in race for Palace defender Andersen

Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly joined Newcastle United in the transfer race for Crystal Palace star Joachim Andersen. 

The 27-year-old earned accolades for his impressive displays last season. He formed a solid partnership with Marc Guehi in central defence, helping the Eagles finish 11th in the Premier League. 

The Danish footballer started 32 games in the English top flight, with a goal to his name. 

Newcastle have been impressed with his performances and could make a move for him this summer. 

However, the Magpies now face competition as Tottenham are eyeing a move for Andersen, as per The Sun

Spurs boss Ange Postecoglou is an admirer of Andersen, who has thrived in the Premier League since coming to England in 2020. 

He averaged 1.3 tackles, 0.8 interceptions and 5.8 clearances per game in the English top-flight last season.

Andersen also completed 6.3 long balls and boasted almost 80 percent passing accuracy. 

The Lilywhites conceded 63 goals during the 2022-23 campaign as they ended up eighth in the league table. 

Postecoglou wants to bring in quality players this summer and believes Andersen to be a perfect fit. 

However, Spurs may have to spend a hefty sum to secure his services as Palace will demand around £50 million to let him leave.

The 2023 summer transfer window has already seen Tottenham sign James Maddison from Leicester City and Guglielmo Vicario from Empoli. 

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