Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld confirmed to Sky Sports News that there had been no progress in talks over a new contract prior to his side’s 3-0 defeat to Manchester City on Saturday, and now Liverpool fans have urged the club to move for the Belgium international.
Speaking to Sky Sports News, he said: “No news that I know of so nothing…zero.”
The centre-back’s current deal with Spurs is due to run out in 2019 and The Times reported back in May that talks had stalled as the 28-year-old was demanding that a release clause was included in any new contract.
Sky Sports add that Alderweireld’s current deal contains a clause that says if Spurs trigger a year-long extension in 2019, that the centre-half can leave for £25m.
Meanwhile, Jurgen Klopp has been trying to sign Southampton captain Virgil van Dijk all summer long but the latest reports in The Telegraph on Friday say that the south coast outfit are determined to keep the Dutchman.
With the uncertainty over a deal for Van Dijk, Liverpool fans have urged the club to take advantage of the uncertain situation surrounding Alderweireld by making a bid for the Belgian.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
I don't want to be greedy, but if we get VVD then we should go in for Toby alderweireld next. Defence would be like a brick wall 👊 #LFC
— Terry (@Terry_LFC5) July 30, 2017
I'd spend like £40m on Alderweireld and £75-80m on VvD. the trophies would start raining in. #LFC
— #VvDwantsout (@MattiasArvidss1) July 30, 2017
You should be all over Toby Alderweireld if there's even a remote chance. Said this a long time ago, @LFC
— Nishen Padayachee (@nishen_p) July 30, 2017
Tottenham's Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld says"zero progress"has been made regarding a new deal at the club. Sky Sports.Worth a bid LFC
— Niall JFT96 YNWA (@GormleyLFC) July 30, 2017
— luce (@lfcIucy) July 30, 2017
Toby Alderweireld contract issues? Cheeky bid @LFC? 😉
— Jonny Alves (@JonnyLFC93) July 30, 2017