Toby Alderweireld – valued at £36m by Transfermarkt – has been heavily linked with a move away from Tottenham Hotspur this summer as he is yet to sign a new contract.
From a financial standpoint, it makes sense for the North London outfit to sell in this window rather than let him run down his current deal due to the fact that the centre-back will be available for a cut-price fee this time next year.
Manchester United have seemingly been winning the race for Alderweireld, but the latest speculation suggests that the North-West outfit have cooled interest.
At the moment, the Belgian international is in limbo, and it is unlikely that anything will be resolved until after the World Cup in Russia.
Football.london journalist Alasdair Gold created an interesting discussion on social media, asking Tottenham fans if they would prefer it if Alderweireld was sold to a club abroad or United if the deal involved Anthony Martial moving to Spurs.
The majority went with one option…
Has to be abroad. If Martial isnt good enough for United then he isnt good enough for us. Also we cannot be strengthening a rival defensively again. We have suffered for pace down the right since we sold Walker.
— Andy Kempton (@andykempton) June 19, 2018
They won’t sell to us, so we shouldn’t sell to them! #TobyAbroard
— Ron Reader (@ronreader) June 19, 2018
Sell him aboard.
— Yinx Kan (@yinx76) June 19, 2018
— Nicholas Lines (@nicholaslines) June 20, 2018
For me abroad… Utd doesn’t seem to want to make a deal and we shouldn’t strenghten them either. Martial would be great addition but not in an Alderweireld swap deal for me. Rather see us doe bussines with PSG, Bayern or Real…
— Timo the Yido (@Timo_C15) June 20, 2018
— Stuart batten (@stubatten) June 19, 2018
Abroad all day long, Tobybis a class above anything Utd have at the back and will undoubtably make them stronger.
It shouldn’t even be on Levy’s agenda
— John Lavery (@HunkyDogg) June 19, 2018
— Simon J Chivers (@SimonJChivers) June 19, 2018