Toby Alderweireld has an uncertain future at Tottenham with clubs able to trigger his £25m release clause until July 25. The 30-year-old is out of contract in 2020 and may have to be sold this summer so he doesn’t leave for nothing a year later. Manchester United are one club who have been heavily linked with Alderweireld, but TMW believe AS Roma are also keen on his signature.
It’s hard to see the Serie A club signing the Belgian international, however, as Roma wouldn’t be an upgrade on Tottenham. The Giallorossi finished sixth in the Serie A last season and will have to qualify for the Europa League. Spurs were Champions League runners-up in June and will be in the competition again in 2019/20.
Alderweireld would surely only leave Tottenham for a club with greater aspirations, so Roma may not be on his list. The Italian outfit would have to break their wage structure to bring Alderweireld to the Stadio Olimpico too, with the 30-year-old earning £80k-per-week/£4.16m-a-year – more than any player in the Roma squad. Edin Dzeko earns £77k-per-week.
Regardless if Roma put up the money to sign Alderweireld, he may not be open to joining them this summer.