Tottenham Hotspur signed Toby Alderweireld from Southampton in the summer transfer window of 2015 (Guardian) and made an instant impact changing Spurs’ fortunes in defence alongside his international teammate, Jan Vertonghen.
With the Belgian stopper undecided on his future at Tottenham, the North London side have eyed up Freiburg defender Robin Koch as a potential replacement for the ageing Alderweireld. (The Sun)
Alderweireld has a £25 million buyout clause written into his contract with teams such as Manchester United looking to trigger it (Mail).
Koch signed for the Bundesliga side from Kaiserslautern for £3 million (The Sun) and has helped inspire Freiburg to a comfortable mid-table finish in Germany’s top league whilst picking up three caps for the Under-21 national team and is close to breaking into the senior side.
Spurs Web Opinion:
I believe it is really important to have a replacement ready for when Toby eventually departs the club but I think that we already have one in Davinson Sanchez and Juan Foyth. Of course, if we ended up signing Koch and he was as consistent as Alderweireld then I would be happy but I believe that we may not need to go into the market for a centre back and we should rather look for players in different positions.
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