According to a report from the Turkish publication Aksam, Tottenham is the 24-year-old defender’s “biggest suitor” and recently tried to sign him with a €22 million offer.
After giving it some thought, the Spurs management has ‘decided’ to pay the stated asking price, which the Turkish team is refusing to accept at a cost of about €25 million.
Nelsson is now expected to join the North London club in the coming weeks.
The 24-year-old has been an important member of Galatasaray’s team, and Tottenham might find him to be a good fit as well.
To return to the top four and reach the Champions League, the North London team must improve their defense.
They have also been connected to players like Micky van de Ven and Edmond Tapsoba.
Last season, Spurs’ defense was rather weak, and as a result, they allowed more than 60 goals in the league. They will need to improve in this area, and a player like Nelsson will undoubtedly help them become more defensively tight.
The opportunity to play for a Premier League club will be an exciting new step in the 24-year-old’s career and he is likely to be tempted to join them.
There is no indication of when the transfer will occur, but if Tottenham has truly agreed to pay the rumored asking price, it is reasonable to think that the deal might be finalized quickly.
Getting along on a personal level with the player shouldn’t be difficult. Tottenham has the financial capacity to pay him a substantial salary, and the player will be eager to play in the Premier League.