Report: Spurs target Jannik Vestergaard, 23-year-old giant could replace Fazio

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Spurs are reportedly pursuing Werder Bremen defender Jannik Vestergaard.

According to Tutto Mercato Web, Tottenham have registered an interest in signing Werder Bremen centre back Jannick Vestergaard.

Spurs have already signed two centre backs this season, with Toby Alderweireld and Kevin Wimmer both arriving at White Hart Lane - but recent moves could prompt Mauricio Pochettino to snap up another.

Younes Kaboul was sold to Sunderland, whilst Vlad Chiriches has signed for Italian side Napoli - and with Federico Fazio closing in on a move to West Bromwich Albion according to a report from The Telegraph, another defender may be required.

TMW now report that Spurs are targeting Werder Bremen centre half Vestergaard, but face competition from Premier League rivals Southampton.

Vestergaard, 23, joined Bremen from Hoffenheim back in January, but his impressive displays for the Bundesliga outfit have now prompted interest in his signature.

Standing at 6ft 6in, the giant Vestergaard would be a like-for-like replacement for Fazio, and he would have a familiar face to play alongside, as the Dane is an international team-mate with Spurs hero Christian Eriksen.

As cover for first choice pairing Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen, Vestergaard could be an interesting signing, especially as he would bring some much-needed height and power to the Spurs backline, should Fazio complete his exit before the transfer deadline.

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