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Tottenham Transfer News: £4m Defender Expected To Sign

Tottenham Hotspur are closing in on the signing of West Brom centre back Jonas Olsson, with a £4m deal expected to go through after the European championships.

The summer transfer window is open and Football Talk will bring you all the latest Tottenham transfer news. Today, Spurs are linked with a move for a West Brom defender.

Jonas Olsson

Tottenham are closing in on the signing of West Brom defender Jonas Olsson, according to the Mirror.

The 29-year-old moved to the Hawthornes from NEC Nijmegen in 2008 and has gone on to make 129 appearances for the club. However, the centre back has only one year left on his current contract and talks over an extension have so far stalled.

Olsson is currently away with the Swedish national team at the European championships and is preparing to meet England in their Group D clash on Friday.

The Mirror claim that Harry Redknapp is confident of sealing a £4m deal this summer, with the experienced defender also keen on a move to White Hart Lane.

Spurs are desperate to strengthen their back line with question marks over the futures of both William Gallas and club captain Ledley King. King’s career has been blighted by a series of knee injuries and has only been offered a pay-as-you-play deal for next season while Gallas, who turns 35 in August, may leave this summer.

The Mirror suggest a deal for Ajax captain Jan Vertonghen is also on the cards but Olsson would provide much-needed competition along with Younas Kaboul and Michael Dawson at the back.

Would you like to see Olsson at Spurs? Get involved in the comments section.



  1. reno

    June 13, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    It would make a lot more sense to bring Caulker back and bring him into the team.
    Dawson, Kaboul, Vertonghen and Caulker. Nice.

  2. Darren Harris

    June 13, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Another reason Redknapps time might be up, Caulker is much better than Olsson. Olsson is dros. Would city, the scum, chelski or united sign him… He is not any better than what we already have especially with Caulker coming back

    • Jonas

      June 13, 2012 at 5:20 pm

      Darren….obviously didn’t bother to watch too many Albion games last season, then. Mind you, you may have caught our regular second from the end 2-minute slot on MOTD every week and made your judgement of Olsson based on that.

  3. Catcher

    June 13, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    If we are going to lose Ledley and Gallas then we will need Daws, Kaboul, Vertonghen, Caulker and one other if that is Olssen i wouldnt be too upset.

  4. patbarker

    June 13, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    What the hell is going on at Spurs.Harry the best manager since Nic.Who the hell went for Olssen lets get Vertongen then Luic Remy stop messing about Mr Levy sort this mess out your making us a joke.

    • wez

      June 13, 2012 at 11:23 pm

      lol ur already a joke, losing out on 3rd after u had a 13point lead and a 2-0 lead against arsenal and u managed to screw up both and then bein dumped out of the champions league, right now spurs is the premier leagues laughing stock , and yes im a goooner and im lookin forward to what u mugs have to say back to me

  5. Jonas

    June 13, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Darren…obviously didn’t bother to watch too many Albion games last season, then. Either that or managed to see our regular, second from the end, 2-minute slot each week on MOTD and based your assessment of Olsson on that. Football fan my aunt fanny..

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