PSG begin informal talks over Tottenham star Toby Alderweireld

According to reliable Belgian football journalist Kristof Terreur, Paris Saint-Germain have begun informal talks over the potential signing of Tottenham star Toby Alderweireld in the summer.

Terreur wrote on his Twitter account that PSG have begun “enquiries and informal talks” over Alderweireld but it is ambiguous whether those talks were held with Tottenham or within PSG.

Also, the Belgian journalist quotes a “Financial Times” article which suggests the French giants are on course to fail the Financial Fair Play tests, which could hamper any potential move for Alderweireld in the summer.

The Belgian’s current deal is due to expire in the summer of 2019 but his contract contains the option of a one-year extension.

Toby Alderweireld

Alderiweireld has made just 17 appearances for Tottenham this season, with injuries holding him back. The 29-year-old has been left out of recent match day squads.

Alderweireld has been a crucial player for Spurs in recent years, although after a season disturbed by injury, he has dropped down the pecking order under Pochettino. In partnership with his compatriot Jan Vertonghen, the duo has arguably forged the most consistent defence in the Premier League.

There is no doubt that the 29-year-old has become a vital figure at Tottenham over the years and even now, when he is in the team, Spurs look more assured and compact in defence.