Report: AS Roma interested in Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld

(L-R) Romelu Lukaku of Belgium, Jan Vertonghen of Belgium, Alex Witsel of Belgium, Vincent Kompany of Belgium, Kevin de Bruyne of Belgium, Thorgan Hazard of Belgium, Toby Alderweireld of...

Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld is reportedly on the radar of AS Roma.

(L-R),  Bauyrzhan Islamkhan of Kazakhstan,    Toby Alderweireld of Belgium during the  EURO Qualifier match between Belgium  v Kazakhstan  at the Koning Boudewijn Stadium on June 8, 2019...

According to Tuttomercatoweb.com, AS Roma are interested in signing Toby Alderweireld from Tottenham Hotspur in the summer transfer window.

The Italian news outlet has claimed that Serie A outfit Roma have made recent surveys regarding Tottenham central defender Alderweireld.

 

Step down

Roma are a massive club, but leaving Tottenham for Roma in the summer transfer window would be a step down for Alderweireld.

The Giallorossi will not feature in the Champions League next season and are unlikely to challenge for the Serie A title.

As for Tottenham, the North London outfit finished in the top four of the Premier League this season and also progressed to the final of the Champions League.

Toby Alderweireld of Tottenham Hotspur during the 2019 UEFA Champions League Final match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, Madrid, Spain on 1 June...

Moreover, Roma may not be able to afford the wages that Alderweireld could demand if he were to leave Tottenham this summer.

The defender himself may not be willing to leave Spurs for Roma in the summer transfer window.

The 30-year-old told Dhnet.be on June 9, 2019 that he is planning to stay at Tottenham beyond the summer transfer window (click here to read more).

Toby Alderweireld of Belgium  during the  EURO Qualifier match between Belgium  v Scotland  at the Koning Boudewijn Stadium on June 11, 2019 in Brussel Belgium

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