Tottenham Plan £7.2m Ajax Raid as Andre Villas-Boas Eyes Up Centre Back

White Hart Lane side target another Belgian international.

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Tottenham could raid Ajax once more for their Belgian defender Toby Alderweireld, according to sources in Belgium.

Spurs signed the 23-year-old’s international team-mate Jan Vertonghen earlier this year, and the left-back has enjoyed a strong start to his career at White Hart Lane.

Now Andre Villas-Boas has dispatched scouts to several of Ajax’s Eredivisie and Champions League fixtures this season to keep an eye on Alderweireld, who is also being monitored by AC Milan.

The £7.2million-rated centre-back, who has been capped 20 times by his national side, came through the ranks at Ajax and made his first-team debut in 2009.


Toby Alderweireld is a talented young defender who worked well alongside Jan Vertonghen at the heart of the Ajax back-line and now Andre Villas-Boas appears ready to make a move to bring another player from the Amsterdam club to White Hart Lane.

Buying Belgian has become the all the rage, indeed as well as snapping up Vertonghen the North London side also brought in Moussa Dembele from Fulham, now Villas-Boas wants to bring in a third member of the in-form national team.

23 year old Antwerp born defender Toby Alderweireld forged a good partnership with Jan Vertonghen, filling the void left by Thomas Vermaelen’s departure for Arsenal and he is a player Ajax boss Frank de Boer will not want to lose.

Having won back to back Eredivisie titles with Ajax the young centre back, who can also play on the right side of the defence, may feel he has achieved all he can at the Amsterdam club.

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