Earlier this season, Tottenham triggered an extension in Toby Alderweireld’s contract to keep the Belgian defender at the club until the summer of 2020, but it isn’t as good news as many would think.
As a result of the year extension on his deal, Alderweireld will now be available for a cut price of £25m this summer, with the release clause able to be activated from the beginning of the transfer window to the final two weeks.
As such, expect plenty of interest to come the way of one of Spurs’ top players, who surprisingly remained with the club last summer after appearing to be frozen out of the team by Mauricio Pochettino towards the end of the season.
Alderweireld at £25m is an absolute snip for any side, with the 29-year-old still being one of the best defenders in the Premier League. Ordinarily he would be expected to go for £50m+ in this inflated market - perhaps even more with Daniel Levy involved - but is available for as little as a third of Virgil van Dijk’s transfer to Liverpool.
There should be plenty of teams showing interest come the summer and we have taken our pick of the three Premier League sides who should be most aggressive in trying to bring him to their club.