£21.5m defender wants to join Tottenham Hotspur over Wolves
Galatasaray defender Victor Nelsson is thought to prefer a move to Tottenham Hotspur over Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Wolverhampton Wanderers want Victor Nelsson but he appears to prefer a move to Tottenham Hotspur.
That is according to Ekstra Bladet over in Nelsson’s native Denmark.
The report claims that two clubs are fighting for Nelsson – Wolves and Tottenham.
It’s suggested that Wolves are ‘urgent’ in their search for centre backs after selling Nathan Collins to Brentford and Conor Coady to Leicester City.
That may give Nelsson a clear route to first-team football but it’s claimed that he prefers a move to Tottenham right now.
Spurs are going through big changes this summer and Nelsson seemingly believes that Tottenham are the best club for him.
It’s stated that Galatasaray are ‘adamant’ that Nelsson can only leave for the €25million (£21.5million) release clause in his contract.
No clubs have indicated that they will meet that price just yet, leaving Nelsson’s future up in the air.
Who is Galatasaray defender Victor Nelsson?
Nelsson emerged in the Nordsjaelland ranks and ended up making nearly 100 appearances for the club.
That resulted in a 2019 move for FC Copenhagen, where he continued to shine and ultimately attracted Galatasaray’s interest.
The Turkish side pounced in 2021 and Nelsson hasn’t looked back, nailing down a spot in the Galatasaray back four.
Nelsson has also picked up 10 caps for Denmark and many more will be on the horizon.
Hardly the biggest centre back ever at 6ft 1in tall, Nelsson is a right-footer who has earned praise for strong defensive ability rather than playing out from the back.
Nelsson surely isn’t a priority for Tottenham
We are expecting to see Tottenham bring in two centre backs this summer.
Davinson Sanchez and Japhet Tanganga are likely to move on whilst Clement Lenglet’s loan spell from Barcelona is over.
We could certainly imagine a situation in which Tottenham land a right footer and a left footer to bolster Postecoglou’s options.
Nelsson would be a surprise target though, especially as a priority.
The Dane has impressed in Turkey but wouldn’t really improve the Tottenham starting lineup and doesn’t tick the homegrown box.
Signing Micky van de Ven as the left-footed defender and then landing Fulham’s Tosin Adarabioyo as a homegrown addition on the right seems to make perfect sense for Spurs.
Nelsson does have some potential but we can imagine that the likes of Van de Ven, Adarabioyo and Edmond Tapsoba are much higher priorities right now.