Date: 15th July 2019 at 8:16am
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AS Roma have been showing an interest in Toby Alderweireld and recently lodged a bid to sign the £80k-per-week Tottenham defender. However, the Giallorossi’s offer has been knocked back as it doesn’t come close to what Spurs are requesting. Their contract offer to Alderweireld doesn’t appear to be enticing enough to convince him away from London either.

According to Italian outlet Il Tempo (h/t The Sun), Roma offered £20m for the 30-year-old – 20% lower than his release clause – and were willing to pay Alderweireld £3.15m-a-year, which is 24% less than his current £4.16m-a-year contract. Why Roma thought Tottenham and Alderweireld would be happy with such an offer remains to be seen, but they risk losing out on the defender if they don’t meet Daniel Levy’s demands quickly.

Alderweireld’s £25m release clause will be removed two weeks before the end of the summer transfer window – Thursday, July 25. That gives them 10 days to pay the fee and agree personal terms. It also remains to be seen if Alderweireld wants a move to the Stadio Olimpico. Roma haven’t picked up silverware since 2008’s Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana triumph and won’t be in the Champions League next season.

Tottenham, by comparison, were in the final just weeks ago. Time will tell if Roma make any progress with their pursuit of Alderweireld.

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4 Replies to “Explained: Every detail of AS Roma’s pathetic offer for £80k-per-week Tottenham man”

  • I said the exact same thing before the numbers were even made public. This deal just doesn’t make sense in my opinion. Toby is supposed to take less money to play in a slightly smaller club? Spots are gonna take less than the already very low 25 mil release clause? Not sure why either would consider this If true. For 20 mil I rode rather have toby for the 1 year left on his contract. Roma either need to buck up and pay the release clause or move on.

  • Apparently the tax rate for foreign players is really low. Like 15%
    So his post tax salary would probably be higher

  • I personally cannot wait to see the back of him. He has no loyalty whatsoever (Southampton) and he isn’t as good as he was in his first season. It says something that no big club has come in for him when he’s so cheap with very low wage demands. Davinson Sanchez is already close to his level and in two years will far surpass anything he could ever be. It would be funny to see him go to a club that aren’t even in the Champions league, at his age and with his injury record that would be a crazy move but we’ll see

  • The tax rates are better over there plus they have better weather, food, wine. I bet he would get a massive signing on fee too.

    At his age might be a good move.

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