Toby Alderweireld could leave Tottenham Hotspur this summer for a measly £25 million if a potential suitor decides to trigger the transfer release clause contained in his contract before July 25th (Guardian).
Roma have been credited with having an interest in the central defender with the Serie A side wanting to recruit two new defenders before the window closes with either Alderweireld or Marc Bartra wanted along with Atalanta’s Gianluca Mancini.
With the clock ticking down on when a side can actually look to pay the fee which is a fraction of the 30-year-old’s true market value, most Spurs fans are certainly hoping that the former Ajax man will still be in North London come the first game of the season.
Respected Belgian football journalist Kristof Terreur has revealed on Twitter that Roma are yet to make an official approach to Tottenham regarding Alderweireld and have reservations surrounding the £25 million fee.
Lots of talk about AS Roma, but they still have to make a formal proposal and are looking to other options too. Their main concern: the total cost of a deal.
— Kristof Terreur ?? (@HLNinEngeland) July 11, 2019
It seems baffling how a side could be concerned about paying £25 million for a world class defender, yet it would also be a strange move for Alderweireld to move to a side who are not in next season’s Champions League. He is better off at Spurs – unless it is all about wages.
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