Reports have emerged recently that Tottenham are leading the race to sign Atletico Madrid defender Toby Alderweireld ahead of Southampton. The Spurs fans are very excited by the prospect as they look forward to a Belgian pairing at the back.
The Times have claimed that the centre-back has told his close friends that he will be joining Tottenham in this coming summer transfer window, and that Spurs are set to make a bid of £18m.
However, Southampton are also interested in Alderwiereld, who spent last season on loan at the Saints under the management of Ronald Koeman, but Spurs have European football, which could attract the defender to Spurs if he ever has to make the choice between the two.
Tottenham have tried many different combinations at the heart of their defensive unit, but few have stuck, and they are looking to find a partner for Jan Vertonghen at the back after playing Younes Kaboul, Federico Fazio and Eric Dier with him in the centre, and many feel that Alderwiereld would be the perfect partner for Vertonghen.
The North London club have already signed Kevin Wimmer for £4.2m, bjut it would appear that Mauricio Pochettino is keen to strengthen the defence further.
Spurs fans are hoping that they will sign the defender this summer, and they have shown this on Twitter.
If our 5 CB’s were; Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Dier, Fazio and Wimmer I’d be very happy. All reliable and good for rotation!
— Nikhil Saglani (@Nikhil_Saglani) June 21, 2015
— Ricky Sacks (@GlobalSpur) June 21, 2015
Probably not the only one in saying I’d be delighted if Spurs were to sign Toby Alderweireld
— Ben McAleer (@BenMcAleer1) June 21, 2015
Highly disappointed in Alderweireld if he chooses Saints over us.
— Kaj (@THFC_Kaj) June 21, 2015
Alderweireld will be such a good signing, him and Vertonghen together again will be too much to handle
— Lewis (@_ManLikeMason_) June 21, 2015