May 25, 2024

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Report: Centre-back prefers to join Tottenham over Premier League rivals

According to Ekstra Bladet, Tottenham are battling Wolves for Victor Nelsson, with the Galatasaray star preferring to join the North London club.

Over the last few weeks, we have relayed several reports talking up the chances of Spurs swooping for Nelsson, with all the updates coming from Turkish outlets (Hurriyet).

The speculation has now made its way onto the Danish press, with Ekstra Bladet revealing that the centre-back is expected to leave Galatasaray following two successful years at the Istanbul club.

 

Victor Nelsson

It is alleged that the player is attracting envious glances from England and has made up his mind to seek a new challenge in the Premier League.

Tottenham and Wolves leading race for Nelsson

The publication states that as things stand, Spurs and Wovles are leading the race for the 24-year-old’s signature.

Nelsson is said to prefer a move to the Lilywhites but Galatasaray are thought to be demanding that the player’s €25m (£21.3m) release clause be met.

The report adds that Spurs are reluctant to meet the clause and we could thus be set for ‘a prolonged poker game’ over the defender’s future.

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Victor Nelsson

Ekstra Bladet are certainly a more reliable source than some of the Turkish sources who have reported on Tottenham’s interest in Nelsson. However, it is curious that no British outlet has suggested that the Dane is near the top of Spurs’ wishlist.

I suspect that the North London club view the 24-year-old as a backup option in case deals for some of their priority centre-back targets fail to materialise. 

 

 

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