Roma are still keen on signing Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld this summer, according to a report published by The Express.
The Belgian international’s current contract with Spurs is due to expire next summer and he has yet to agree to a new deal with the North London club.
This means that Tottenam could effectively end up losing him on a free transfer if they do not manage to sell him before the start of the new season.
Prior to last Friday, Alderweireld was available for just £25 million due to a clause in his contract. If any club wants to rope him in now, they will likely have to fork out significantly more.
At 30-years-old, Alderweireld still has another two-to-three good years of football left in him and remains good enough to compete in the Premier League.
However, the North Londoners may prefer to sell him at this point especially considering that Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is one who is known to prefer having the bulk of his side well within their 20’s.
Replacing Alderweireld will however be no easy task.
The player joined the North Londoners during the summer of 2015 from Atletico Madrid. He has been an important part of the Spurs first-team since his arrival at the club and has gone on to make 165 appearances in all competitions, scoring six goals.
Alderweireld was also ever-present for the club last season as he went on to make 50 appearances in all competitions, which included 34 in the Premier League.
Due to his experience and ability, the Tottenham star would walk into the first teams of most clubs in England and on the continent.