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