Tottenham Want €25m Rated Defender Rated For ‘Fighting Spirit’, Galatasaray Find Potential Replacement

Source: Galatasaray

Tottenham Hotspur are serious about signing Galatasaray defender Victor Nelsson, who impressed the Premier League club with his “fighting spirit” and “pace” according to the Takvim newspaper..

The 24-year-old Danish international played a key role in Galatasaray winning the Turkish Super Lig title last season, making 32 appearances in all competitions.

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Sevilla came close to signing Nelsson last summer, but the defender opted to stay at Galatasaray for another season.

The La Liga side offered €15m last summer but Galatasaray have included a €25m release clause in Nelsson’s contract.

The Yellow-Reds have made it clear they will not accept offers below the release clause price.

Galatasaray are looking to replace Nelsson with Southampton defender Mohammed Salisu.

The 24-year-old Ghanaian international has been linked with a move to Galatasaray for several months.

Salisu has made 28 appearances for Southampton in all competitions this season.

The defender is valued around €18m according to the report but Galatasaray hope with Southampton being relegated to the Championship that they will be able to strike a deal.

Galatasaray were crowned Super Lig champions yesterday for the 23rd time and booked a place in the Champions League in the process.