Most fans have already come to terms with the fact that Toby Alderweireld will be leaving North London this summer. Mauricio Pochettino and Daniel Levy are going to have to cash in on the Belgian this summer as next year the 29-year-old will be able to leave the club for just £25 million. According to The Mirror, United have offered £55 million but the Lillywhite’s want more.
Manchester United are prepared to pay £55M to sign Toby Alderweireld but #thfc are demanding a £75M fee. [Daily Mirror]
— Hotspur Related (@HotspurRelated) July 16, 2018
Reports everywhere have suggested that Tottenham will be prepared to sell Alderweireld for either £75 million or a player plus cash deal involving long-term Tottenham target, Anthony Martial. If Pochettino doesn’t get either of these options then he’ll be happy to keep his big Belgian defender on board and make the most out of him whilst he still has the chance. However, with over three weeks left of the transfer window, anything can happen.
Alderweireld only managed to make three Premier league starts in 2018 and he’s labelled that decision “unjustified” as he believes the on-going contract issues kept him out of the first-team. The ex-Southampton man has a contract at Spurs that’s set to run until next summer, however, Tottenham have the option to extend that by one year and if they do that it will trigger a £25 million release clause in the next transfer window. Losing the 29-year-old for such a small fee is criminal in the current climate of transfer fees and it would be a huge loss for Tottenham if they did.
You can read the Lillywhite’s Alderweireld verdict here:
£55m and martial!
— Esther (@esther_w13) July 16, 2018
If Martial isn't included no deal should ever be made. Will be very dissapointed in Spurs if they take a deal that doesn't involve Martial even if it's for a really good price
— Tyler Holbrook (@COYS_Tyler) July 16, 2018
If they aren’t willing to negotiate Martial coming to us as part of the deal (or separate) then why on earth should we consider selling one of the best centre backs in the world to them? It really is as simple as that!
— Matt Ford (@MattFord87) July 16, 2018
£55M + Martial
— Skizzius Maximus (@JaniahK_THFC) 16 July 2018
different day, same story. 75 million or martial+cash it’s really that simple
— uncle khalid (@xxxporneditor) 16 July 2018
This is so Tottenham.
— jacobeco (@jacobeco_) July 16, 2018
— Zach (@20Role) July 16, 2018
As you can see, the Spurs fans aren’t against selling Alderweireld, they just need to get the right price for their defender.