24 year-old Ajax defender Toby Alderweireld seems to be interested in a move to the Premier League, and it looks like Newcastle United are one of three clubs said to be interested in the player, who is available for just £5M – and that low price may even tempt the Magpies to bid for the Belgian International – you never know.
Toby Alderweireld – 24 year-old available for just £5M
The 24 times capped Belgian international plays at Dutch club Ajax, and he joined them back in 2004 from Germinal Beerschot, and he’s played for Ajax 182 times with 15 goals since making his debut in January, 2010 in the 4–2 victory over NEC Nijmegen, when he was just 20 years old.
The 24 year old is entering the final year of his contract at Ajax, and he could therefore be available on a free transfer next summer, although Ajax may well want to cash in on him this summer, rather than lose him for nothing next year, and maybe that’s why the transfer price of £5M seems reasonable.
But the Antwerp born player is still waiting for an offer from any one of the above three clubs said to be interested in the defender, and this is what Alderweireld told Sky Sports News today:
“It depends if there is a club coming in that I want to go to but I’m patient and we will see in a few days.” “We will see, if Tottenham are very interested then I will hear what their plans are.”
“There is no offer from Everton that I know of, maybe my manager knows. But I was focusing on the Belgium game and now I’m focusing on Sunday.”
“I didn’t hear from any of those three clubs, but those are beautiful clubs and the Premier League is a beautiful competition, so we will see.”
Yes – we suppose he called Tottenham and Everton beautiful clubs too – but you take the complements when you can get them – we’re not daft.
We think Toby would be a great buy at just £5M, although Newcastle’s major need is still a top striker to arrive on Tyneside before the transfer window slams shut on September 2nd.
Other clubs who have also been credited with a potential interest in the Belgian defender are Bayer Leverkusen, Liverpool, Napoli and Norwich City – so Toby seems to already have many suitors.
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