According to the English daily The Independent , FC Barcelona is closely watching Tottenham Hotspur’s middle defender, Toby Alderweireld. The pride of Katolonia is already supposed to submit an offer in the summer transfer window.
he Belgium representative has a 2-year contract with a club in North London, but the media says he has a contract in his contract saying he can leave a year earlier for only £ 25m if he does not reach an agreement with the current employer extension of the contract. Currently ongoing talks have been put in place because most likely there are large discrepancies between how much the player wants to earn and how much the club’s authorities are able to offer.
Journalists from The Independent(Report – SportsEon) announce that the player’s representatives demand for their client the same weekly, which gets Virgil Van Dijk, the new Liverpool stopwatch. Recall that the Dutchman, after coming to Anfield, collects about 180,000 pounds a week.
The failure of Alderweireld’s agreement with Tottenham wants to use Barcelona, which wants to strengthen the defensive line. The departure of Jeremy Mathieu and Javier Mascherano, the lack of Yerry Mina’s experience, the vulnerability of Thomas Vermaelen, or the slowly aging and hesitant form of Gerard Pique – all this can get the Catalan club members to bid for 28-year-old Belg. About his class and whether he would do well in Barcelona there is not even much to write about, because it is well known that it is one of the best stopwatches in the entire Premier League.
Nevertheless, I do not think that this movement will happen. Daniel Levy, the owner of Tottenham, is so tough negotiator that probably only thanks to his character in the club there are still players like Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen, Hugo Lloris or Dele Alli, and those who left (Gareth Bale, Luka Modrić or Kyle Walker ) contributed to a huge strengthening of the club’s cash register.
If the authorities of Barcelona do not have, therefore, about 70-80 million pounds, it is unlikely that the club from London would make any negotiations with them this summer.
This does not mean, however, that Levy and the company can afford to neglect the situation of Belg in the club from White Hart Lane (currently out of necessity playing on Wembley). If, by the end of this year, the conditions for the extension of the contract will not be fixed with it, next year’s offer will amount to 25 million pounds, and Tottenham will have nothing to say.
Everything in the hands of the authorities – either prolong the contract with him and end any speculations, or find out that they will not agree with him and talk to Barcelona this summer to squeeze Belgium as much as possible (Barcelona will not regret it, they paid for Coutinho or Dembele, and Daniel Levy perfectly remembers everything).
They can also follow the way of “friends” from behind the other and keep the player until he goes away for a song. Personally, I bet on the first of these options – Tottenham grows with each passing year and just wait until they win some trophy. And they are waiting a bit – the last trophy is the English League Cup won in the 2007/2008 season.
The last Championship of the Roosters is not even mentioned, because it was more or less the time when my parents came to the world, my grandparents were interested in the ball, and in Poland the Polish United Workers’ Party headed by Władysław Gomułka.