Toby Alderweireld looks set for a £25m United move

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Dom Le Roy

Much has been said about the Belgian superstar this summer, as Alderweireld has been linked with a move away to Man United ever since the window first edged open.

However, Daniel Levy held his ground on his £70m valuation of the defender, keeping the attempts of the Red Devils at bay.

Now, reports are suggesting that Alderweireld could in fact still at the end of this season, as part of a £25m deal in the summer.

Tottenham have the option to extend the Belgian’s contract by an extra year, however this will activate a £25m buy out clause which comes into play during one week of the summer transfer window.

Jermaine Jenas told Express Sport: “Spurs 100 per cent still need Toby. Davinson Sanchez is a good player but he’s not the finished article and he’s not better than Toby.”

“Toby and Jan [Vertonghen] together is quite possibly the best or the second-best centre-half pairing in the world.
“People probably argue Raphael Varane and Sergio Ramos [at Real Madrid], who run them close.

“Why you wouldn’t want that, I don’t know.

“I think his age and the fact that he’s started to pick up a few injuries doesn’t help Toby.

“From United’s point of view they were saying ‘why should we pay £60million when we can get him for £25million?.

“I’m almost certain if he’s not gone by the end of this window already, then he’ll go to United.”

Tottenham purchased the highly-rated centre-back from Atletico Madrid back in 2015, after he impressed during a loan spell at Southampton.

Three seasons after this £11m purchase, and Spurs are still set to make a profit on the player.

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  1. I don’t know of a Spurs fan who hasn’t had enough of this fiasco. Every expert, pundit and ex professional can’t understand why we don’t keep Toby and play him every week. He’s worth every penny of the wages he asks for and now we can only sell him for £25m who do we get for similar money to replace a world class centre back? The answer is nobody! So where is the business sense in all this? If there is some other reason then the supporters deserve to know what it is!
    Totally ridiculous!!

  2. Who knows or cares what’s going to happen in the summer of 2019?? The here and now is what counts, with hopefully (always hopefully) a trophy or two to by next May. I do agree that Poch must forget what’s gone before, and involve Toby fully over the next 9 months. We’ll need him, and with his mindset right he’ll be a great asset to our club and any chances of success. So too Rose. Dembele will, I’ve no doubt, want to give his very best too in what will definitely be his last season. He deserves a final big money move next year, but he knows that will depend on how well he does for Spurs. I just wish the European transfer window had shut at the same time as the PL’s. We don’t need the top European clubs hovering like vultures over our best players for the next few weeks, when our mind should be 100% focused on the games we’re playing. We’re already being distracted by the new ground nonsense, with Wembley adjustments and doubts over where we might have to play some games, so we certainly don’t need last minute bids coming in (or even heavy speculation) surrounding the likes of those mentioned and even (Gawd forbid) Eriksen, Kane, Alli etc.. Just as Alli, Rose and Dier were distracted at the start of last season, we can’t stop player distractions until this damn window is closed. Talk about a large nuclear nation unilaterally giving up its nukes early, only to see a possible invasion from its rivals on the continent, who had an extra 3 weeks keeping theirs! Extreme example ..but neither scenario makes sense.


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