The transfer window may have just slammed shut, but that doesn’t stop the newspapers from attempting to unsettle the Tottenham Hotspur players.
According to the Sun on Sunday, Manchester City have targeted Spurs defender Toby Alderweireld as a long-term successor to the injury-prone Vincent Kompany.
City boss Pepe Guardiola was in the market for a new central defender during the summer transfer window and tried to bring in West Brom’s Jonny Evans.
Kompany only managed to appear in 11 Premier League games last season and missed their 5-0 win against Liverpool after picking up a calf strain on international duty with Belgium.
His fellow compatriot, Alderweireld has two years to run on his existing deal at Spurs with the option of a third year. Boss Mauricio Pochettino even spoke to the media this week to insist that Alderweireld is happy at the club and his contract is not causing a concern.
There has been talk that Alderweireld’s advisors wanted a release clause inserted into a new contract at a measly £25.3million in today’s market which has caused a stumbling block for Tottenham chiefs.
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