PSV Eindhoven have been in contact with Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld about a potential move to the club.
That’s according to De Telegraaf reporter Mike Verweij, who provides the latest update on the potential move today.
The centre back was linked with a return to the Netherlands yesterday, with De Telegraaf reporting that he’s an option should Denzel Dumfries leave at the end of the season.
The Belgium international has already expressed his desire to return to Antwerp in the summer, and PSV would see him be closer to his birthplace as it’s just an hour away.
The newspaper even confronted the player’s agents about a potential move for the Tottenham man, with them insisting that “as an office, we do not comment on transfer rumours” and PSV director Toon Gerbrands adding that “Alderweireld is not in our plans at the moment”.
Verweij, though, insists there has been contact with the club and the 31-year-old centre back via PSV’s scout Jan Vennegor of Hesselink, but Tottenham aren’t interested in letting him for free.
“Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink, scout of PSV, has called the agent of Alderweireld, Stijn Francis,” he told the newspaper’s podcast, relayed by Voetbal Primeur.
“Several players have been mentioned, and the situation of Alderweireld has been very explicitly informed. It is an open secret that Toby is at an age when he wants to return to Antwerp.
“Although he also has a very good relationship with Amsterdam. Perhaps some people in the Johan Cruijff Arena will also startle awake.
“But it is a striking story: PSV has inquired about a former Ajax player with three very large Andreas crosses on his arm from the city of Amsterdam.
“Whether PSV will become a serious option is mainly up to Ajax. When Ajax comes, Alderweireld does not have to think about it for three seconds.
“Then he would rather go to Amsterdam than to Eindhoven.
“They (Spurs) won’t let him go for nothing. He is now 31 years old, with a residual value of zero.”