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Six clubs who should try their hardest to sign Toby Alderweireld this summer

The Spurs centre-back is almost certainly leaving this summer but where will he end up?

Does anyone still think that Toby Alderweireld will be a Spurs player next season?

Thought not.

The 29-year-old is arguably the best centre-back the Premier League has to offer but a contract dispute has perturbed Mauricio Pochettino.

Davinson Sanchez has continued to partner Jan Vertonghen at the heart of the defence, despite the fact Alderweireld was deemed fit enough to play for Belgium during the most recent international break.

“Don’t leave me…”

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“Don’t leave me…”

The vultures are circling over Wembley/whatever the new White Hart Lane is going to be named, but where is Alderwiereld’s most likely next destination?

Man United

David De Gea deserves an easier workload next season

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David De Gea deserves an easier workload next season

Eric Bailly, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo, Victor Lindelof and Daley Blind.

Jose Mourinho has plenty of centre-backs at his disposal but, with the exception of Bailly, the rest all have question marks next to their names.

And United have never shied away from throwing money at their problems.

Alderweireld and Bailly has the potential to be the best centre-back partnership in the league — perfect for all of Mourinho’s bus-parking requirements.

Likelihood? 7/10

PSG

The ‘losing in the Champions League quarter-finals’ option

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The ‘losing in the Champions League quarter-finals’ option

Welcome to the easy life, Toby.

After having to settle for ‘putting the pressure on’ with Spurs, the slick-haired Belgian may fancy a few stress-free domestic trebles in France.

Thiago Silva is getting on and PSG are surprisingly light on resources at centre-back.

The Financial Fair Play regulators have their eye on the Ligue 1 club but they’ll find a way to make it happen, they always do.

Likelihood? 8/10

Chelsea

Ouch, this one would cut Spurs fans deep.

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Ouch, this one would cut Spurs fans deep.

Hands up if you forgot David Luiz still existed.

Sideshow Bob’s twin has fallen so far out of favour at Stamford Bridge, he’s even dropped below a rapidly declining Gary Cahill in the pecking order.

Andreas Christensen could yet become the Danish John Terry but with Luiz and Cahill soon to be scrapped, reinforcements are needed.

Likelihood? 6/10

Atletico Madrid

Curveball

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Curveball

How about a return to the red half of Madrid?

Diego Simeone’s side have been 1-0 merchants for a few years now and Atletico probably regret allowing Alderweireld to leave on a permanent basis in 2015.

They may not have the cash of PSG or United, but if Barcelona pay over the odds for Antoine Griezmann this summer then Atleti could well be in the mix

Likelihood? 3/10

Juventus

This just feels right

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This just feels right

Juventus and world-class defenders go together like unidentifiable meat and garlic sauce.

Giorgio Chiellini and Andrea Barzagli’s creaking bones may not have hindered the Old Lady’s title defence but their age was starkly apparent in the Champions League.

Serie A is natural home for a centre-back of Alderweireld’s quality and, similar to PSG, such a move would surely require a reinforced trophy cabinet.

Likelihood? 5/10

Liverpool

Hear us out here…

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Hear us out here…

We’ve had a eureka moment.

Alderweireld is the missing piece of the puzzle for Liverpool.

Jurgen Klopp’s defence have already benefited from Virgil van Dijk’s introduction.

Replace Joel Matip/Dejan Lovren with Alderweireld and, given the ever-improving nature Loris Karius, Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold, Liverpool would have a defence to balance their devastating attack.

This signing would end the agonising wait and deliver an overdue Premier League crown to Anfield.

Likelihood? We’ve plucked this out of thin air but after Klopp reads this (huge DT fan) then it’s a sure-fire 10/10…


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