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Tottenham Hotspur transfers can't take backseat to Toby Alderweireld

Tottenham Hotspur's Toby Alderweireld

Tottenham must be decisive in the transfer market.

Tottenham Hotspur Chairman Daniel Levy looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton at White Hart Lane on August 29, 2015 in London, England.

Tottenham Hotspur are already being linked with moves in the transfer window and defenders appear to be a priority.

Nathan Ake of Bournemouth and Nikola Milenkovic are both targets, The Sun report.

One of the difficulties facing Tottenham is that Manchester United are both credited with interest in each player, and their need for a centre-back is even greater.


Hanging over Tottenham is the uncertainty over Toby Alderweireld.

Alderweireld is yet to sign a new contract at Spurs and next summer he can leave for a cut price fee, per a clause in his contract.

Tottenham Hotspur's Toby Alderweireld

Spurs want to avoid that, and one option open to them is selling Alderweireld mid-season if there is no progress with transfers.

There is clear potential here for Alderweireld's situation to cloud Tottenham's own plans.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino needs to insist Tottenham are proactive, and not reactive to Alderweireld's situation.

This means going out and signing their top targets, and deal with the Belgian international afterwards.


Mauricio Pochettino manager of Tottenham Hotspur (R) speaks to Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld of Tottenham Hotspur as they take a drink during the Barclays Premier League match...

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