Report: Barcelona hope Tottenham sign Tah to boost Alderweireld hopes

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on prior the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus at Wembley Stadium on March 7,...

Tottenham Hotspur are hoping to bring Bayer Leverkusen defender Jonathan Tah to the Premier League and he may replace Barca target Toby Alderweireld.

Leverkusen´s defender Jonathan Tah and Dortmund's midfielder Andre Schuerrle vie for the ball during the German First division Bundesliga football match Bayer Leverkusen vs Borussia...

Unsurprisingly, Tottenham Hotspur are not the only European giant keen on Bayer Leverkusen centre-back Jonathan Tah.

The 22-year-old has emerged as one of the most exciting young defenders on the continent, and his form for a rejuvenated Leverkusen this season has led to suggestions that he could force his way into Joachim Low’s squad for the World Cup this summer.

According to the Mirror, Spurs are plotting a move to bring Tah to North London, although he will cost a hefty £35 million having only recently signed a new contract until 2023.

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...

Although if EL Gol Digital is to be believed, Barcelona have also been tracking the former Hamburg defender whose composure on the ball and excellent reading of the game ticks plenty of boxes for the Catalan giants.

But the report adds that Barca will instead leave Spurs free to sign Tah this summer. This is far from an act of random generosity, however. El Gol Digital claims Barcelona are hoping that Tah’s move to Tottenham would allow Toby Alderweireld (a player they would love to see at the Camp Nou) to depart.

Tottenham Hotspur's Belgian defender Toby Alderweireld (L) vies with Real Madrid's Brazilian midfielder Casemiro during the UEFA Champions League Group H football match between Tottenham...

Alderweireld’s future has been heavily discussed recently with the Times going as far as to say that Spurs are prepared to cash in on a player whose contract expires in 2019 with no movement on a new deal.

El Gol Digital claims that Tottenham would demand about £35 million for Alderweireld; coincidentally the same fee they will have to pay for Tah.

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