Newcastle are again being linked with Ajax defender Toby Alderweireld, the Belgian International, who the club have been watching for over a year now.
Toby Alderweireld – 19 times capped Belgian International
With Alan Pardew saying there are seven center-backs on Newcastle’s list for the January transfer window, we have to think that Toby is one of them.
His former team-mate Jan Vertonghen joined Tottenham in the summer, and Jan has done well in the Premier League, usually at left back for Spurs, and it seems that the London club are also interested in Alderweireld.
But the bad news is that both Newcastle and Tottenham have been told they will have to come up with a massive fee, if they want to sign the 23 year-old 19 times capped Belgian International from Ajax.
If that’s the case – it has to be exit right for Newcastle.
There’s no way Newcastle are going to pay a massive fee for any player these days, and since 24 year-old Douglas of FC Twente is available as a free agent in the summer, he would be a much better acquisition for Newcastle, and there are also other younger center-backs Newcastle may try to bring in during January.
Toby is yet another one who came through the Ajax Academy – like Newcastle Vurnon Anita – and Ajax produce so many good players, with great basic skills and passing ability. That’s what Newcastle Academy’s goal is over the next few years.
Toby can also play at right back – but the “massive fee” wanted By Ajax will surely rule him out of a move to Newcastle in January.
Cross Toby Alderweireld off that list of seven. 😀
What do you think?
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