The Tottenham Hotspur fans here in the Transfer Tavern are hoping that Mauricio Pochettino can bring in some real quality to the squad in the summer to further strengthen the squad.
After coming back from a long-term injury, Toby Alderweireld is looking to force his way back into the first team. However, it seems that Pochettino may have different plans for the Belgium centre-half. Having been left out of the squad to fly to Juventus in the last 16 Champions League match, the rumours are flying around the bar among our regulars about him potentially leaving in the summer.
Having not yet agreed to a contract extension on his current deal, Alderweireld could be unhappy with being left out of the squad and that may impact his decision on his Spurs future. While it would be a gutting loss, Tottenham have shown they can replace key players before.
With that being said, our landlord takes a look at TWO other defenders in Europe that Pochettino may look to if Alderweireld is to leave in the summer window…