He formed a formidable partnership in the heart of defence alongside compatriot Jan Vertonghen for many seasons, resulting in several top-four finishes under previous manager Mauricio Pochettino and a place in the Champions League final.
However, the 32-year-old has been in and out of Jose Mourinho’s starting lineup this season, featuring in just 18 of Tottenham’s 29 Premier League fixtures, and according to Belgian outlet Voetbal24, Club Brugge are ‘willing to make a significant effort to close the deal’ and bring Alderwiereld back to his homeland, news that went down well with several sections of the club’s supporters.
“Unfortunately the time has come to move Toby on. Similar to Lloris, great player for the club but his age is catching up with him. Unbelievable signing for us though”
“Tbh I wouldn’t mind, if we could get Konsa and Botman I’d let any CB leave”
“nice guy but he needs to move on”
“Probably for the best.”
“Let him go”
“if we can still get money for him my goodness do so”
Alderweireld still has two years left to run on his current contract at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, so any side that wants to take him away from Mourinho’s men may have to pay a sizeable fee, and it remains to be seen whether the reigning Belgian champions have the financial power to pull this move off.