Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy reportedly in Spain for transfer talks; wants Alderweireld deal done by Sunday evening

Could Tottenham Hotspur be closing in on a wonderful defensive addition?

According to a report from the Daily Mail, Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy has arrived in Spain as he attempts to complete a deal for Atletico Madrid defender Toby Alderweireld.

The Belgian international spent last season on loan at Southampton, where he consistently impressed during his 28 appearances for Ronald Koeman’s side.

But soon it could be Premier League rivals Tottenham who benefit from the 26-year-old’s talent, with the Mail claiming Levy wants to conclude a deal by Sunday evening.

The report states that Levy will hold key talks with Atletico’s chief executive Miguel Angel Gil this weekend and that the Spanish side want at least £10million for the player.

A potential bargain

Alderweireld has proved he has the quality to succeed in the English top flight and while Atletico seemingly have no need for him he would be a bargain for Tottenham if Levy can seal a deal.

Spurs’ back-line looked suspect at times last season and it is no surprise that the club have moved swiftly to sign new defenders Kevin Wimmer and Kieran Trippier, but getting Alderweireld would be the best business of all.

Used to playing with Tottenham centre-back Jan Vertonghen at international level, Alderweireld should take little time to settle at White Hart Lane and even at £10million he would be a bargain.

Arguably approaching the peak of his career, Tottenham could be on the verge of completing their best piece of business all summer, but Levy will have to be savvy to get this one over the line by Sunday night…if at all.

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