Tottenham latest: Spurs may bid for young defender, international update

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Sigurdsson could become part of the first Iceland side to head to a major tournament.

Andre Villas-Boas will target Southampton’s Luke Shaw if he fails to land Fabio Contreao from Real Madrid in the January transfer window, according to the Evening Standard.

A similar report did appear in the press over the weekend, but the Standard is reporting that Southampton will need to receive an offer of at least £10m in order to entertain the idea of selling the 18-year-old English left back.

It has been a bit of problem position for Tottenham so far this season with Danny Rose being injured and Jan Vertonghen having to fill in the role, much to the Belgian’s displeasure.

Midfielder Christian Eriksen has won the Danish footballer of the year award. He beat off competition from Liverpool’s Daniel Agger, Cardiff’s Andreas Cornelius and Aston Villa’s Jores Okore.

Gylfi Sigurdsson will be part of the Iceland side who will bid to qualify for their first ever major tournament when they take on Croatia in the World Cup play-off on Friday.

‘I think you can see the results of it now, there are a lot of young players – even younger than a few of the players who are in the first team now. There are some good players there in the Under-21s and hopefully in the future we keep producing players.

Andros Townsend has said he does not want to become a forgotten England international like a couple of Spurs players that have gone by as he prepares to face Chile on Friday.

Townsend told FA TV: ‘It does sound good, being called an England international, but I have had two games and there has been a lot of players who have started their international careers well and faded away.’

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