Report: Roma make £18m bid for Tottenham ace Toby Alderweireld

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...

The Tottenham Hotspur defender has been heavily linked with an exit from the club this summer.

Tottenham Hotspur's Toby Alderweireld

According to a report from Italian media outlet Calcio Mercato, Roma have made a €20 million (£18 million) offer for Tottenham ace Toby Alderweireld, but the north London outfit are not prepared to let him leave for less than his £25 million buy-out clause.

The 30-year-old, who earns £80,000 per week at Spurs (Spotrac), joined the north London club from Atletico Madrid in 2015 for a fee believed to be worth £11.5 million, according to the Telegraph, and he has gone on to make 159 appearances in all competitions for Mauricio Pochettino's side.

 

He is a vitally important player for Tottenham, but he has just one year remaining on his current contract with the club, and they will be forced to sell him, if they receive a £25 million bid for his services before July 26th.

Alderweireld could, of course, sign a new contract with Spurs, but as things stand, that seems unlikely, because why would they have not offered him terms on a new deal already?

Tottenham Hotspur's Toby Alderweireld

There are still 13 days remaining until the Belgium international's £25 million buy-out clause expires, and if there are no offers matching that price up until then, Alderweireld might just stay at Tottenham for another season, before leaving on a free transfer in the summer of 2020.

Toby Alderweireld of Tottenham Hotspur with the ball during a training session on March 11, 2019 at Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys in Barcelona, Spain.

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