Would Issa Diop be good enough to replace Tottenham Toby Alderweireld ?

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on February 4, 2018 in...

Issa Diop has starred in Ligue 1 with Toulouse and is said to have piqued the interest of some European superclubs, including Spurs, Arsenal, Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Toulouse's French defender Issa Diop vies Nantes' Argentinian forward Emiliano Sala during the French L1 football match  Toulouse against Nantes January 17, 2018 at the Municipal Stadium...

You only need to look at the list of clubs said scouting Toulouse defender Issa Diop to come to the conclusion that the 21-year-old centre-back must be something special.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Arsenal, Tottenham, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Inter Milan have all been watching the club captain closely in recent months, as Diop continues to establish himself as one of the top young defenders in world football.

And although it was Diop’s unfortunate own goal which gifted PSG a 1-0 win away at Toulouse on the weekend, his overall performance was excellent. Neymar, until the second-half breakthrough, barely had a look in.

(From L) Toulouse's French midfielder Yannick Cahuzac, Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar Jr and Toulouse's French defender Issa Diop go for the ball during the French L1...

Diop is exactly the sort of player Tottenham are used to signing these days - talented, hungry and with bucketloads of potential. After all, the North London giants smashed their transfer record to sign a 21-year-old defender in Davinson Sanchez last summer, so they would surely have no qualms about paying big to win the race for Diop.

And with doubts surrounding the future of Toby Alderweireld, a deal for the five-time France U21 ace could be perfectly timed.

Tottenham Hotspur player Toby Alderweireld celebrates the first Spurs goal during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on October 22, 2017 in...

Alderweireld is out of contract in the summer of 2019 and the lack of movement towards a potential new deal has been well documented. As reported by the Manchester Evening News, Manchester United are keen to take advantage of the situation.

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