English Premiership

Saints defender wants out

2015-03-25 12:58
Toby Alderweireld (Getty Images)
Toby Alderweireld (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Southampton's on-loan defender Toby Alderweireld has provided an indication of his desire not to stay at the club permanently.

According tothe Telegraph, Tottenham Hotspur have received a major boost in their bid bring the Atlético defender to White Hart Lane.

Alderweireld's contract situation is best explained as follows:

Southampton have the first option to sign the Belgian defender, for a fee of £6.8 million.

Atlético have the right to end the Saints option, for a fee of £1.5 million.

Should Atletico end the "first option" clause, the Spanish giants would be able to sell the 26-year-old defender any club for a fee in the region of £10 million.

Spurs link

Spurs do however face opposition in their attempt to land Alderweireld, with league leaders Chelsea and defending champions Manchester City also reportedly interested in his services.

The player himself has spoken of his desire to play alongside national teammate and former teammate at Ajax Amsterdam, Jan Vertonghen.

“I would like to play with Jan Vertonghen again,” said Alderweireld.

“But a transfer will be arranged later, not now. Atlético will decide my future, but I would like to stay in the Premier League. That some of the big clubs show interest proves I’m doing well.”

Tottenham have agreed a £4.3 million fee with Cologne for Wimmer and the 22-year-old said: "There are talks, but from my end there is no confirmation yet."

Alderweireld has featured in 20 matches in all competitions for the Saints this season.

Read more on:    southampton  |  english premiership  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Saturday, 16 December 2017
Leicester City v Crystal Palace, King Power Stadium 14:30
Stoke City v West Ham United, Bet365 Stadium 17:00
Arsenal v Newcastle United, Emirates Stadium 17:00
Chelsea v Southampton, Stamford Bridge 17:00
Brighton & Hove Albion v Burnley, The American Express Community Stadium 17:00
Watford v Huddersfield Town, Vicarage Road Stadium 17:00
Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur, Etihad Stadium 19:30
Sunday, 17 December 2017
West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United, The Hawthorns 16:15
AFC Bournemouth v Liverpool, Vitality Stadium 18:30
Monday, 18 December 2017
Everton v Swansea City, Goodison Park 22:00
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2017/18 season?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.