Report: Alderweireld linked with possible Spurs exit

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur yesterday ended their barren spell in the transfer market with two signings in the space of a few hours when both Jack Clarke and Tanguy Ndombele were unveiled (Telegraph).

Among the list of first team players who could be sold this summer is defender Toby Alderweireld.

The club took up the option to extend the defender’s contract by a further twelve months, which activated a £25 million release clause in the Belgian’s contract (The Guardian).

While the 30-year-old has been linked with several clubs over the last few months, Roma are now reportedly the front runners for the centre-back’s signature (Corriere dello Sport).

A report in The Guardian now claims that Roma are willing to offer midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo as part of the deal to sign the Spurs defender.

Zaniolo has been linked with a move to North London after impressing in his breakthrough season in the Italian capital and earning a call up to the Italian national team (Calcio Mercato).

Roma are reportedly open to letting the 20-year-old leave in order to raise funds for their other transfer targets.

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This report needs to be taken with a pinch of salt as swap deals hardly ever come off in football. Regardless, it remains to be seen if Alderweireld would be open to a switch to Roma considering that they likely won’t offer him a contract better than the one Spurs can.

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  1. Lets be serious, Alderweireld isn’t going to swap Spurs for Roma, we need to get Lo Celso done, fix right back, and hopefully get Toby to stay, hes worth more to us for 1 season than the 25m we’d get. I suspect theres bad blood over poch freezing him out though last season, and he’ll be off if Man U bid 25m. That would be heartbreaking and I would hope Toby would be better than to do that.


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