As quoted in a football.london Q&A, journalist Rob Guest has made a claim about Toby Alderweireld after news emerged of his desire to leave Tottenham Hotspur this summer.
The Lowdown: Alderweireld tells Spurs he wants out…
As broken by The Athletic, the Belgian defender has let Tottenham know that he wishes to leave this summer and is confident that he can secure an exit from north London. Partly due to their sell-to-buy summer transfer policy, Spurs won’t stand in his way if a suitable offer comes in.
Alasdair Gold also believes that the 32-year-old actually made his feelings known a while ago, with Guest now shedding more light on this development.
The Latest: Guest makes Alderweireld claim…
As quoted in a football.london Q&A, Guest has explained that Spurs may already have plans in place as far as Alderweireld is concerned.
Due to Tottenham knowing his stance for a while, the reporter believes that chiefs behind the scenes in N17 have had time to sufficiently prepare for this outcome.
He explained: “In terms of Toby Alderweireld, he is believed to have informed the club a while ago that he wants to move on so Spurs will already have plans in place for their summer business.”
The Verdict: Could be crucial…
Spurs’ need to offload players before they can make crucial signings will be a running theme of this transfer window.
Reports indicate that the Lilywhites could hold out for big money before they let Alderweireld go, with The Sun going as far as to say that Tottenham want £25m for him.
While this fee may arguably be a little steep, especially considering his age and diminishing sell-on value, it is still imperative to get as much money as possible for the centre-back as much money amid a projected major summer overhaul.
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