Report: Tottenham and Wolves monitoring Croatian World Cup star

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Dom Le Roy

Toby Alderweireld’s future has been a source of a lot of speculation in recent months after the club decided to take the option of extending the Belgian’s contract by two years, which activated a clause whereby the defender can leave for £26 million in the final few weeks of the summer transfer window (The Mirror).

Spurs are blessed at center half with the likes Jan Vertonghen, Davinson Sanchez, and Juan Foyth all part of the squad while Ben Davies and Eric Dier can also fill in as cover.

However, if Alderweireld does leave the club in the summer, it is likely that Spurs could be seeking a replacement as the club have been linked with several defenders already including Sampdoria’s Joachim Andersen (The Independent) and Everton’s Michael Keane (The Daily Mail).

According to a report in Footmac, another player who Spurs are watching closely is Croatian center half Domagoj Vida. The report claims that both Wolves and Spurs sent scouts to watch the Besiktas defender in action last weekend.

Vida, who was one of the stars of Croatia’s fantastic World Cup campaign last summer in which they ended up runners up, has had another solid season for the Turkish giants.

Takvim also reports that Spurs are interested in landing the versatile 29-year-old this summer while Spox claims that Wolves have also made an enquiry for the defender who is said to be available for £13 million.

Spurs Web’s Opinion

While Vida could prove to be a good squad player for Spurs, he is certainly not anywhere close to the caliber of Toby Alderweireld.

If Tottenham do let the 30-year-old leave in the summer, they will be better off bringing in a young defender with lots of potential like Joachim Anderson and promoting Davinson Sanchez and Juan Foyth up the pecking order.

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