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Tottenham eye move for £50m Arsenal target Matthijs de Ligt with Toby Alderweireld set to leave

Mauricio Pochettino is eyeing up the Ajax centre-back as speculation continues to mount over the Belgian defender's future

Tottenham are reportedly weighing up a £50million summer swoop for Ajax’s teen sensation Matthijs de Ligt.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is lining up potential replacements for Toby Alderweireld, as speculation continues to mount over the centre-backs future.

Ajax centre-back Matthijs de Ligt is a reported £50m target for Tottenham

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Ajax centre-back Matthijs de Ligt is a reported £50m target for Tottenham

De Ligt, 18, could replace Belgian international Toby Alderweireld at Spurs as speculation mounts over his future

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De Ligt, 18, could replace Belgian international Toby Alderweireld at Spurs as speculation mounts over his future

According to football.london, the North London club are keen on luring the Dutch international, who would cost around £50m.


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The 18-year-old has established himself as one of the top prospects in Europe after a number of starring performances for the Eredivisie giants.

While Arsenal and Barcelona are also in the running to nab the youngster, who is being touted as a future world star.

He became Ajax’s youngest-ever captain when he donned the armband in January, and has stepped up since Davinson Sanchez left Amsterdam for the Lilywhites last summer for £36m.

The talented teenager has amassed five caps for the Dutch national team since making his debut in 2017

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The talented teenager has amassed five caps for the Dutch national team since making his debut in 2017

Matthijs de Ligt has established himself as one of the hottest prospects in Europe after making his breakthrough in 2016

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Matthijs de Ligt has established himself as one of the hottest prospects in Europe after making his breakthrough in 2016

Spurs will be hoping their relationship with Ajax will be the difference, having also acquired the likes of Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen and Alderweireld in recent years.


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But with the Belgian international reportedly stalling over a new deal at the club, Tottenham are prepared to cash in on the ex-Atletico Madrid ace.

Alderweireld’s contract expires in 2019, and if Spurs activate a one-year extension to his deal, the 29-year-old will be available for £25million next year.

He is reportedly being chased by Paris Saint-Germain, who are willing to pay the La Liga winner £10m-a-year.


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