Should Tottenham swap a player for Ajax's Nicolas Tagliafico?

Jan Vertonghen and Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur in action during a training session on March 13, 2019 at Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys in Barcelona, Spain.

Ajax have been linked with the Tottenham Hotspur pair, while Spurs are linked with one of theirs.

Tottenham Hotspur's Toby Alderweireld

Competition is fierce for reported Tottenham Hotspur target Nicolas Tagliafico.

According to The Sun, Tottenham are considering a £15 million offer for the Argentine left-back, but AS in Spain have name-checked a lot of European powerhouses who might also be in for him this summer.

But do Spurs have a trump card in the form of Toby Alderweireld or Jan Vertonghen?

Belgian outlet Nieuwsblad reported this past weekend that Ajax are interested in a double deal for the Lilywhites defenders this summer, both of whom began their senior careers in Amsterdam.


And one way of pipping their rivals to the signing of Tagliafico might be to include one of the Belgium internationals in the deal - if Mauricio Pochettino is interested.

Alderweireld will leave Tottenham this summer if a £25 million bid is lodged, meaning that Ajax could, in theory, offer £10 million plus the 26-year-old in exchange for him, or the North Londoners could instigate a straight swap, Tagliafico for Vertonghen.

There are a lot of formidable names in the running for the 26-year-old Argentine - including Barcelona - so this might be Tottenham's best way.

Juventus' forward from Argentina Gonzalo Higuain (L) fights for the ball with Tottenham Hotspur's Belgian defender Jan Vertonghen during the UEFA Champions League round of sixteen first...

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