Report: Spurs eye £35m-rated Jonathan Tah amid Alderweireld rumours

Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino shouts instructions to his players from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and...

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly planning for life without Toby Alderweireld, with Jonathan Tah a player on their radar.

Jonathan Tah of Germany U21 is challenged by Bence Biro of Hungary 21 during the International friendly match between Germany U21 and Hungary U21 at the Benteler Arena on September 1, 2017...

According to a report from the Sunday Mirror (04/03; page 63), Tottenham are bracing themselves to sell Toby Alderweireld in the summer and are eyeing up a move for Bayer Leverkusen defender Jonathan Tah.

Alderweireld is reportedly heading for the Spurs exit after failing to agree a new contract with the club, and Tah is one player that the Premier League side have been monitoring closely.

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According to the Mirror (04/03; page 63), Tottenham have scouted the 22-year-old regularly in recent times and will be ready to make a move for the £35 million-rated Germany international if Alderweireld does move on at the end of the season.

Good move replacing Toby with Tah?

The youngster has been hugely impressive since joining the Bundesliga side, so much so that he has picked up a handful of international caps for Germany and made their Euro 2016 squad after an injury to Antonio Rudiger.

Toby Alderweireld of Tottenham Hotspur during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus on August 5, 2017 in London, England.

He will not come cheap however, with the Mirror hinting that £35 million is set to be his asking price and that may be down to the fact that he only signed a long-term contract extension with Leverkusen in February - with Goal reporting that he is tied down until 2023.

However, Daniel Levy will probably feel that it was highly unlikely that Spurs were going to be able to replace Alderweireld on the cheap anyway - should they need to replace the Belgian in the summer - so perhaps Tah's potential may tempt Tottenham to try and test his current side's desire to keep him during the next window if the reports coming back from their scouts are all positive.

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