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Erik Ten Hag for Toby Alderweireld? – The defender linked with a return to Ajax


Post sacking Jose Mourinho, Spurs have been linked with multiple managers from around Europe, and the latest, as well as the most advance of those links, have come with Erik Ten Hag as he continues to shine in Ajax dugout.

Transfer guru – Fabrizio Romano, confirmed that Spurs have scheduled a ‘direct meeting’ with the Dutchman.

Amid all these links between Ajax, Tottenham, and Erik Ten Hag – Voetbal Krant report that the Dutch club are interested in bringing back one of their own in Toby Alderweireld.

Multiple stories published linking the Belgian away from Spurs in the upcoming summer, despite the club fending off many suitors when Alderweireld penned his future with the club last year, until June 2023. But the expectations with Mourinho now gone are, we may see Toby well beyond the upcoming summer;

If Ten hag takes charge of Spurs, Toby may go the other way. A place where everything started for him. Alderweireld moved to North London from Ajax back in 2015 and has been engaged in 231 appearances for the N17 side – which is about fifty more than what he put up for Ajax.

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Despite having a couple of years on his deal, the latest reports claim Ajax & PSV Eindhoven are interested in bringing the Belgian back to the Netherlands.


After news of Mourinho’s sacking as there were reports that Alderweireld wants to ‘take his chances’ at N17. With Jose gone, the Belgian is ‘convinced’ about his abilities to feature regularly for Spurs and when his body signifies that he can ‘no longer keep up’ with elite English football.

Though with his dwindling form recently, you could argue Spurs need a new centre-back who could be a standing rock alongside Davinson Sanchez, and if Toby agrees to be a stand-in then he’d be more than welcome to stay.

But Toby staying shouldn’t bat an eye away from the fact that Tottenham needs a new centre-back!


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