Newcastle Bid £5M For Top Belgian Center-Back

Newcastle are reported to be after 24 year-old Ajax center-back Toby Alderweireld, who Newcastle have been tracking for two years now, and the news is in the Daily Mail.

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Toby Alderweireld – 24 year-old Belgian International

Toby has been at Ajax since 2004, when he was just 15 year-old and played in the Ajax side with Jan Vertonghen, who left Ajax for Tottenham Hotspur last summer.

The report is that Everton have made an enquiry about the player, while Norwich City have already had a bid accepted for the defender, who is said to be definitely leaving Ajax this summer.

Chris Hughton is certainly going gangbusters at Norwich City having signed some excellent players already this summer for the East Anglia side

And the news is that Russian club Spartak Moscow have also had an offer of £5M accepted for the Belgian International, so that’s certainly within Newcastle’s budget for a player who fits into the profile of players Newcastle want to sign.

The Daily Mail is reporting that Newcastle are ready make an offer, and if Newcastle can indeed bring this lad in, we would expect Mike Williamson to be sold to recoup some of the £5M fee Newcastle would need to pay out for the 24 times capped Belgian International.

We think 6’1″ tall Toby Alderweireld would be a great signing for Newcastle, especially at just £5M and the lad can play at center-back or full-back, and would further strengthen the Newcastle defense, which has been our weakness over the last few seasons.

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