Date: 2nd July 2019 at 8:15pm
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When two clubs are interested in the other’s respective players, sometimes a swap deal could be on the cards. However, it would seem Tottenham Hotspur fans are against the idea of one particular move happening if their reactions on Twitter are anything to go by.

According to a suggestion by The Guardian, Spurs are believed to be keen on AS Roma’s Nicolo Zaniolo whilst the Serie A outfit are interested in Toby Alderweireld this summer.

The situation regarding the Belgium international defender is far from ideal as the 30-year-old has a release clause of just £25million in his current deal and it would hardly be a surprise to see a number of clubs try to take advantage of it (Guardian).

Zaniolo has been linked with a move to Tottenham in the past with Tuttosport making several claims over the last few months – their latest coming a couple of weeks ago (via Sport Witness) as they suggested Roma may have to sell him ‘cheaply’.

But, it would seem Spurs fans do not want to see Alderweireld to go and want the club to do everything in their power to keep him at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Many of them called for Tottenham to try and convince him to sign a new contract, whilst others were ‘not feeling’ the possibility of a swap between the two mentioned players.

Here are just some of their reactions…

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One Reply to “‘No not feeling that’ – Lots of Tottenham fans shared the same opinion regarding transfer idea being floated about”

  • If there is a bigger picture to look at then I think you have to consider as many options as possible. Gaining Zaniolo would undoubtedly strenghten Spurs going forward, and using Toby as a makeweight makes sense if the Belgian central defender is intent on leaving us anyway. But would he be interested in going to Roma? Given all that we’d still need to sign a decent replacement which would not prove easy in itself. Saliba seems remote at best, Ake is rumoured to be on man City’s hit list, and Joachim Anderson’s name seems to be doing the circuit with some regularity. Whatever the scenario Tottenham can ill-afford a gaping hole in central defence left by a departing Alderwiereld who has forged an enormously soild partnership with his Belgian counterpart Jan Vertonghen. Presently Spurs have limited options for cover there with Sanchez, Foyth and Dier. Sanchez clearly is the best option quick and powerful though prone to hasty judgement, Foyth is bright and ambitious but a little green at present which leaves Dier who seems better at covering defenders from deep midfield than as a lasting central defender. I just don’t think he reads the game quickly enough as Vertonghen or Alderweireld. As I say replacing Toby is imperative and canot be taken lightly.

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