There has been a lot of uncertainty surrounding Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld’s future and as per a report from Daily Star, it looks like the Belgian is set for an exit this summer.
The report claims Mauricio Pochettino has given the nod for Alderweireld to move and the player is expected to join Manchester United this summer. The 29-year-old is rightfully regarded as one of the best centre-backs in the Premier League and losing him will come as a major blow for us.
Though we have the solid Davinson Sanchez and Jan Vertonghen as options in that area, it will be important for our gaffer to seek reinforcements this summer.
Nevertheless, this deal will hand us a good amount of money, which we will be able to use to fund upcoming transfers. As expected, our fans on Twitter had a lot to say about this. Here are some of the best reactions to the news:
Will never understand nor accept any transfer in which strengthens a direct Premier Leage rival and weakens us.
— Ricky Sacks 🎙 (@RickSpur) May 23, 2018
— Marc Benamram (@MarcBenamram) May 23, 2018
Spurs value Alderweireld at around £45m.
United value Martial at around £45m.
— Joey (@joeydalziel) May 20, 2018
£150m for Alderweireld, Alli and Eriksen. Did Collymore find an abandoned DeLorean and take us back 5-6 years or something?
— Andrew Gaffney (@GaffneyVLC) May 28, 2018
Selling Toby Alderweireld to Man Utd. This club never learns
— Harry C (@HazSpur92) May 23, 2018
Toby Alderweireld is arguably the best CB in world football and a lot of Spurs fans want to sell him because he’s ‘too old’ or he’s ‘been pushed out the team’…
We don’t deserve success with these fans. 😕
— Jason Marquis (@thebigjase) May 24, 2018
If we lose Alderweireld, he would be the most disappointing player Spurs have lost since Bale.
— E-Spurs Canada 🇨🇦 (@e_spurscanada) May 23, 2018
Toby Alderweireld is 1 of the best cb in the world & was part of the best spurs defence in years yet Levy won’t, not can’t, wont pay him what he’s worth? Selling him is a huge mistake & especially as it seems once again we will strengthen a rival! Levy puts profit before glory 😡
— SirBellSize77 (@Bellsize77) May 23, 2018