Tottenham Hotspur have struck a deal for Belgian center-back Toby Alderweireld, who joins Qatar’s Al-Duhail, according to The Telegraph.
Moving requires agreeing to personal terms and conditions and flying to the Middle East to complete medical treatment, and Al-Duhail’s ambitious offer to land Alderweireld is closer to the £ 13 million Spurs sought to get him Selling.
The 32-year-old has two years left on his Tottenham deal and coach Nuno Espirito Santo has approved an exit. The defender is one of those players the club is ready to sell at the right price.
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Alderweireld has spent six years at Spurs since arriving from Atletico Madrid in 2015 and would leave as a hero should he seal an exit this summer.
Despite his experience and quality, the new management in the N17 dugout wants to shake up a bit behind, and the Belgian can walk with his head held high after giving everything on the field in 243 appearances in all competitions.
After winning titles at Ajax and Atletico, Alderweireld couldn’t do the same at Tottenham, losing the League Cup final last season and the 2018/19 Champions League final.
Spurs have been without a trophy since 2008, and it’s Santo’s job to get them back into the top-4 and help them land a piece of silver after failing Jose Mourinho and Mauricio Pochettino.
Alderweireld can still play in the top leagues in Europe and whether he would be ready to move to Qatar remains to be seen.
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