Tottenham defender Toby Alderwiereld’s future has been a source of much speculation for a long time now. The centre half found himself on the bench for the majority of the 17/18 season after the club and the player’s representatives failed to come to an agreement on a new deal.
However, the Belgian international won his place back in the side last season and was at his reliable and consistent best once again. The club decided to take up the option of extending Alderweireld’s contract by two years, which triggered a buy out clause of £25 million (The Guardian).
Now, a report in Tuttomercatoweb suggests that AS Roma have made an approach for Alderweireld, and are interested in bringing the defender to the Italian capital for a cut-price deal.
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There is not much in this rumour as AS Roma would surely represent a step down from Spurs as they are neither in the Champions League nor will they be challenging for the Serie A title next season.
Besides, given that wages are considered to be the biggest sticking point in getting the former Southampton man from signing a new deal, it is unlikely that Roma will be able to offer him more than Spurs can.
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