This pre-season has been a time to gaze into the future of Tottenham Hotspur’s defence, as a number of youngsters took their chance to impress.
Kyle Walker-Peters has stepped up into the first-choice role at right-back for the time being, with Trippier sold, Foyth injured, and Aurier unfit.
Meanwhile, Japhet Tanganga has emerged as an incredible young talent in central defence, looking at home next to Jan and Toby. Davinson Sanchez also looks a more mature player this pre-season.
These are vital steps for Spurs, as they may soon have to cope without their star man Toby Alderweireld, with the Belgian having just one year left on his contract.
Tottenham were reportedly in talks with Roma over a potential sale earlier this summer, although it appeared as if the Italian club could not meet the £25m release clause (Sky Sports).
This clause eventually expired (Standard), leaving Spurs able to charge whatever they want, but it appears Roma are not done with their low-ball offers.
Gazzetta dello Sport claims that Roma have bid £18.3m for the centre-back, but Levy is still unwilling to sell for such a low price, wanting at least £23m.
Spurs Web Opinion:
This fresh bid seems unlikely to me. If Roma could not afford Alderweireld when he had a release clause, they surely cannot afford him now. I also imagine that Levy would not accept anything close to £23m for the player. Alderweireld will be at Spurs in a week’s time.
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