Writing on Twitter, reliable Tottenham Hotspur correspondent Alasdair Gold has backed reports of big news coming out of north London involving Toby Alderweireld.
The Lowdown: Alderweireld asks to leave Spurs…
The Athletic first broke this news coming out of Tottenham with Alderweireld apparently informing the club that he is ready to end his six-year stay.
The Belgian, according to this report, is apparently hopeful of leaving Spurs and confident a move can be completed this summer.
Tottenham are also open to letting him go and won’t stand in the way if they receive a suitable offer for his services.
The Latest: Gold backs reports…
Now, reliable correspondent Gold has backed these reports and goes into further detail surrounding this Alderweireld development.
The journalist says that he actually requested an exit from north London ‘a little while ago’ and was going to push for it regardless of who succeeded Jose Mourinho.
“Changes coming to Spurs’ defence this summer,” Gold explained on social media.
“As per Eccleshare, Toby Alderweireld asked to leave. Understand it was a little while ago and he wanted to leave regardless of whoever the new head coach was going to be, but a move will be difficult.”
The Verdict: Big summer ahead…
Spurs will need to adopt a sell-to-buy policy ahead of a busy summer and their defence in particular needs a major rebuild.
Alderweireld’s age and slowly diminishing sell-on value may mean that Spurs should cash in on him as soon as possible with the futures of Davinson Sanchez and Eric Dier also a point of discussion.
It will certainly be interesting to see just how much Tottenham’s defence will change under new manager Nuno Espirito Santo as the club look to put the dark days of Jose Mourinho behind them.
In other news: ‘I’d be excited, Spurs fans’…Stan Collymore thrilled by major news out of N17, find out more here.
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience