According to The Telegraph Paris Saint-Germain are ready to rival Manchester United and Barcelona for Toby Alderweireld.
Toby’s Spurs future is in doubt, as the club are yet to agree a new contract with the Belgian after talks stalled and his current deal contains a one-year extension option, which is scheduled to activate in the summer of 2019 and would see him contracted to 2020.
However it also features a £25million release clause that could be activated in the summer of 2019, as long as a transfer was completed at least 14 days before the closure of the window.
So what does that mean, well it means We may have to listen to bids in the region of £40m for 29-year-old Alderweireld at the end of this season, which has alerted a host of clubs.
The article adds that United and Barcelona have been following Alderwiereld’s situation for some time, particularly after Manchester City seemingly dropped out of the race by signing Aymeric Laporte and it adds that. Chelsea are also monitoring events, but it is PSG who could provide United and Barcelona with the sternest competition.
The Ligue 1 club look set to for a management change this summer and are ready to back the new man with a healthy transfer budget to improve the squad and one area PSG know needs strengthening is the centre of defence and Alderweireld would suit their needs perfectly without needing to break the bank.
The article adds that PSG’s hopes are also boosted by the fact they have developed a favourable relationship with Tottenham over the past year, having moved Serge Aurier and Lucas Moura to the London club in the past two transfer windows.
It adds that we would prefer to not strengthen a Premier League rival in United, while it remains to be seen how strong Barcelona’s interest in Alderweireld proves to be.
It goes on to say that the prospect of three clubs bidding for Alderweireld will please chairman Daniel Levy, as an auction would help push his price up.
It’s been well documented recently that Levy is adamant that Tottenham will only sell players that manager Mauricio Pochettino will allow to leave, as was the case last summer with right-back Kyle Walker who joined Manchester City and it is expected that Pochettino will give the green light to Alderweireld’s exit if the right offer comes in and he could also allow left-back Danny Rose to leave.
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