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Tottenham target admits shock at massive rise, as key transfer hint dangled

Tottenham-linked Defender Joachim Andersen says that he wants to move back to the Premier League last season after enjoying his spell with Fulham.

The Frenchman moved to Craven Cottage from Lille in October to fill a crucial defensive hole for manager Scott Parker. Despite a shaky start, he asserted himself excellently through the course of the season. In fact, Fulham were not far off staying up, with 13 draws proving crucial in their failing to avoid the drop.

What’s more, five of those stalemates ended 0-0. Andersen subsequently played a crucial role in in keeping clean sheets and impressed overall.

Further forward, though, the Cottagers could not finish off chances to nick, for example, a 1-0 win in those matches.

Andersen proved his worth in his own role, though, and insists that he would love to return to the English top flight. The centre-back is currently finalising preparations for Denmark’s Euro 2020 campaign.

“I am concentrating on the Euro and after that I will study my options and make my decision,” the 25-year-old told 90min.

“I played well in the Premier League, so obviously I think it’s a league for me. I really see myself staying there.

“Having such a good season in the Premier League and showing my qualities is a dream. It’s the best championship in the world.”

Indeed, Andersen made an instant impression at Fulham; after only three matches, he took the captain’s armband and consequently marshalled his team in 17 Premier League games.

He added on his quick rise: “I admit that I was surprised to be named captain shortly after my arrival.

“It’s very rare and it makes me very proud. I have to thank coach Scott Parker and all the staff who immediately trusted me.

“This season we played really well, attacking and attractive football, but we sinned in the finish. I really enjoyed playing on this team. In my opinion, we did not deserve to be relegated.”

Andersen attracts Tottenham transfer interest

Andersen’s performances have seen links with a move to Tottenham emerge.

Such speculation initially came about at the end of March, but has since grown.

In fact, more recent reports claim that Spurs have initiated contact with Lyon over his transfer back to London.

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