Mertesacker’s replacement? Arsenal to sign £12.60m-rated CB wanted by Tottenham

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Arsenal are ready to battle Tottenham Hotspur for the signature of Borussia Monchengladbach centre-back Jannik Vestergaard reports Tuttomercato web.

Arsenal are already looking forward to the retirement of Per Mertesacker in the summer and Vestergaard has been identified by the Gunners as one who could replace the German. Meanwhile, are hoping to strengthen their central defence in the summer.

He joined Borussia Monchengladbach in the summer of 2016 from Hoffenheim and he has since established himself as one of the best centre-back in the club. He has featured in all of the Foals Bundesliga games this season and it is now a matter of time before he is prised away from the club.

While the fans of Arsenal and Tottenham are expecting one or more new faces in the January transfer window, they may have to wait till the summer before they can back their interest for Vestergaard with an offer, claims Tutto Mercato Web.

Arsenal are currently sitting in sixth position on the Premier League table and their problem for this season has been more defensive than attacking. They have conceded the most goals other than even  Burnley in seventh position.

Vestergaard is valued at £12.60m, so his price tag is typical what Arsenal or Tottenham can afford.

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