Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to reveal that they want the club to activate Toby Alderweireld’s release clause, which is believed to be £25m.
The Belgian international saw a one-year extension in his contract with Spurs triggered back in January, although that decision meant that his release clause came into play – in this market, it is a fee which could easily be triggered by a top club.
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Liverpool have, at times this season, suffered with their defensive depth at centre-back and have had to deploy Fabinho in the role on the odd occasion as a result of injuries to Joel Matip, Dejan Lovren and Fabinho.
However, if Alderweireld were to arrive on Merseyside, he could potentially stunt the development of Gomez, who, before his injury, was amongst the top performing defenders in the league and earning rave reviews from all corners.
For just £25m, the question has been put to the Reds’ fanbase on Twitter as to whether or not they’d like to see the former Ajax man arrive at Anfield in the summer.
Unsurprisingly, the majority are in favour of seeing the 30-year-old arrive at the club…
Steve Nicol: “100% this guy’s [Toby Alderweireld] going.
“I wouldn’t mind him at Liverpool alongside Van Dijk, I think that would be a great pairing. So yes, he’s going to leave. Where does he go? I guess it’s up to him.”
A £25m release clause… Should we sign Alderweireld? pic.twitter.com/mk6lrvgzOx
— Anfield Edition (@AnfieldEdition) April 4, 2019
YES YES YES what a price.
— True Fan (@Shaungc1) April 4, 2019
Absolutely… we should have taken him the minute Atletico wanted shut of him, fear the best years are behind him but Gomez and Van Dijk still number 1 pairing, just Matip / Lovren leave to make way… suits me
— Matty723 (@_Matty723) April 4, 2019
We could sell lovren for the same amount. Plus an older and experienced defender could be great for our young and pretty inexperienced squad. He could really help others around him.
— Sanderson Show (@sandersonshow) April 4, 2019
For £25 million, we’d be daft not to.
— tim (@koopabeach) April 4, 2019
A another bargain buy for us… So hell yess
— kæl pvsh? (@kingpvsh) April 4, 2019
Yes ofcourse. I am sure he would love to play along side vvd and under klopp. Sign him up @lfc
— LIVING THE DREAM (@davyrug) April 4, 2019
Why not? It’s only 25m for a quality defender in return.
— Moves_Like_Salah (@MovesLikeSa11ah) April 4, 2019
For 25m!? In a heartbeat. People saying no are obviously forgetting our back up at the moment is either Matip or Lovren! I’d much rather this guy competing with Gomez for a place than either of those. We need better depth in defence than what we currently have.
— Glenn (@glennyboyz) April 4, 2019