Toby Alderweireld

Tottenham Hotspur transfers ‘on hold until after Champions League final’

Tottenham Hotspur will reportedly delay making a move for any of their transfer targets until after the Champions League final as they do not want any distractions. Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly blocked all transfer talk until after next month’s Champions League final clash with Liverpool. The transfer window opened for domestic deals on Friday, while moves involving players from foreign clubs must wait until the middle of June. Spurs are expected to be busy during the summer window, with the likes of Julian Brandt, Wilfried Zaha and Ryan Sessegnon all rumoured to be on Mauricio Pochettino‘s list of targets. Christian Eriksen, Kieran Trippier and Toby Alderweireld are among those to have been tipped with the exit, meanwhile. According to the Evening Standard, however, Poche...

Spurs defenders Toby Alderweireld, Kieran Trippier ‘offered to Juventus’

Juventus are reportedly offered the opportunity to sign Tottenham Hotspur pair Toby Alderweireld and Kieran Trippier. Juventus have reportedly been offered the opportunity to sign Tottenham Hotspur duo Toby Alderweireld and Kieran Trippier. The defensive pair have helped Spurs reach the Champions League final this season, but speculation persists regarding their futures at the North London outfit. Alderweireld has a release clause of £25m, while Trippier has been linked with a summer switch to Napoli due to his inconsistent form during the current campaign. According to Calciomercato, Juventus have been informed that they will be able to sign both players should they make a move in the coming weeks. The report suggests that a bid for Alderweireld is more likely, although Juventus must also...

Manchester United ‘consider other targets after learning Kalidou Koulibaly price’

Manchester United could drop their interest in Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly to pursue other centre-back targets, according to a report. Manchester United are reportedly ready to drop their interest in Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly after learning how much it will cost to sign the Senegal international this summer. Koulibaly has a release clause of £110m in his Napoli deal, and it is understood that the Italian giants will not consider offers of under £90m for the 27-year-old. According to The Independent, the Red Devils are not prepared to pay anywhere near that amount, and could therefore drop their interest to pursue other targets. Leicester City’s Harry Maguire has once again been linked with a move to Old Trafford, while the same report names Inter Milan’s Milan S...

Atletico Madrid showing interest in Tottenham Hotspur defender Davinson Sanchez?

Atletico Madrid are reportedly keen to sign Tottenham Hotspur defender Davinson Sanchez during the summer transfer window. Atletico Madrid have reportedly identified Tottenham Hotspur defender Davinson Sanchez as a potential summer signing. Sanchez is nearing the end of his second season with the Premier League outfit, but the Colombia international has sometimes found himself playing second fiddle to Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen. The 22-year-old still has just over five years remaining on his contract at the North London side, but reports in Spain claim that Atletico are taking an interest. Diego Godin is expected to leave the Spanish giants at the end of the season, meaning that Diego Simeone will need to find a replacement capable of being regarded as first choice next season. H...

Preview: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Everton – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Sunday’s Premier League clash between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton, including team news and predicted lineups. Fresh from booking their spot in the Champions League final, Tottenham Hotspur will bring their 2018-19 Premier League campaign to a close at home to Everton on Sunday afternoon. Wednesday’s incredible 3-2 win over Ajax saw Spurs set up an all-English final with Liverpool, while Mauricio Pochettino‘s side have already all but secured a top-four finish in the Premier League table. Tottenham © Reuters Tottenham looked down and out when Ajax took a 2-0 lead during the second leg of Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final; it gave the Dutch outfit a 3-0 advantage on aggregate, and it did appear that Pochettino’s side would be leaving...

Preview: Ajax vs. Tottenham Hotspur – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews the Champions League semi-final second leg between Ajax and Tottenham, including predictions, team news and head-to-head records. Tottenham Hotspur must overturn a 1-0 deficit in the second leg of their semi-final tie against Ajax at the Johan Cruyff Arena if they are to remain on course for Champions League glory. The only goal of the first leg in North London was scored by Donny van de Beek, leaving the Dutch hosts well placed to reach the final for the first time in 23 years. Ajax © Reuters Deserved winners in last week’s first leg, even if they did drop off slightly in the second half, Ajax head into the return fixture with Spurs boasting their first piece of silverware of the campaign. The Amsterdam outfit ended their decade-long wait for success in the Dutc...

Tottenham Hotspur team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Ajax

Sports Mole rounds up the latest injury and suspension news for Tottenham Hotspur ahead of their Champions League semi-final second leg against Ajax. Tottenham Hotspur have a one-goal deficit to overcome in Amsterdam when they face Ajax for the second leg of their Champions League semi-final on Wednesday night. Spurs were outplayed in the first half of the first leg in North London last week, but avoided any further damage and remain in the tie at 1-0 down on aggregate. However, Mauricio Pochettino‘s side have now lost five of their last six games across all competitions and have also lost nine of their last 10 away games. Here, Sports Mole rounds up Tottenham’s latest injury and suspension news as they bid to reach the Champions League final for the first time in their history...

Preview: Bournemouth vs. Tottenham Hotspur – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole provides team news, predicted lineups and a full preview of Saturday’s Premier League meeting between Bournemouth and Tottenham Hotspur. Tottenham Hotspur have the chance to get their season back on track when they take on Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Lilywhites have lost four of their last five matches, including a setback in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final tie, but this is a fixture that they tend to do well in. Bournemouth © Reuters The second half of the campaign has not gone to plan for Eddie Howe, who suggested after the 3-3 draw with Southampton last weekend that he is concerned by his side’s lack of momentum heading into the summer. Howe has previously talked up the importance of ending the season on a hig...

Leicester City defender Harry Maguire on Arsenal’s radar?

Arsenal are reportedly considering a summer approach for Leicester City defender Harry Maguire. Leicester City defender Harry Maguire has reportedly emerged as a potential transfer target for Arsenal. Maguire was heavily linked with a switch to Manchester United last summer, but the Foxes held firm before agreeing terms with Maguire over a new contract. However, according to The Sun, Arsenal are considering making an approach for the England international ahead of the start of next campaign. Previous reports have suggested that Unai Emery will be limited to just £40m in the market this summer, but it has been claimed that the Spaniard is desperate to sign a proven centre-back. Arsenal have also been linked with Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma and Getafe’s Djene Dakonam, while Emery may a...

Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen to see neurologist over head injury

Defender Jan Vertonghen is to see a neurologist on Thursday after suffering a worrying head injury during Tottenham’s Champions League defeat by Ajax. The 32-year-old Belgium international had to be helped from the pitch during Tuesday evening’s 1-0 semi-final, first-leg defeat after initially being allowed to play on following lengthy treatment. Spurs insisted on Wednesday evening that Vertonghen had not lost consciousness after colliding with team-mate Toby Alderweireld as the pair challenged for a high ball, and while they confirmed he had suffered no ill-effects in the 24 hours since, he is to be assessed by a specialist. Not the way I wanted the game to go last night. Feeling ok today. Thanks to both sets of fans for the positive messages 👍 #UCL #COYS pic.twitter.com/I9l4G...

Jan Vertonghen to undergo new assessment after head injury

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen was due at the club’s training ground on Wednesday afternoon for further assessments following his sickening head injury in the Champions League semi-final with Ajax. Vertonghen left the pitch during the 1-0 first-leg defeat in worrying fashion after a collision with team-mate Toby Alderweireld left him with a bloodied face and unable to walk unaided. He was initially given the all-clear to return to pitch after lengthy treatment, but it was short-lived as he retched on the touchline and had to be helped into the dressing room. The Belgium defender did not suffer concussion, but his return to the pitch was short-lived (Mike Egerton/PA) Spurs later confirmed that he had not suffered a concussion, that all protocols to allow him back on to the pitch we...

Result: Van de Beek gives Ajax big advantage

Donny van de Beek scores an away goal for Ajax as they beat Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final in North London. Ajax have defeated Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final first leg through Donny van de Beek‘s strike 15 minutes in. The Dutch side were well on top when opening the scoring and came closest to scoring the second goal of the night through David Neres’s shot in the second half, which came back off the post. Tottenham did have spells on top after switching from a three-man defence to four at the back, but they managed just one shot on target across the 90 minutes and now have it all to do in next week’s return fixture in Amsterdam. © Reuters Mauricio Pochettino made four changes from hi...

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