Roma think they can sign Toby for just €12m

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Suitors are being encouraged to make their move for Alderweireld as it’s common knowledge that the Belgian has a £25m release clause until July 26, 2019.

Serie A side Roma have been linked with a possible swoop for Alderweireld in recent days. On Thursday, Gazzetta dello Sport told their readers that Roma hope to sign Alderweireld at an even larger discount price: €12m. Roma believe they can pay under half of Alderweireld’s current release clause because the defender only has a year to run on his Spurs contract, while the Belgian turns 31 in 2020.

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vuzp

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not sure if am happy for us to get the money ( £25M not £12M) or keep him for another season and go free.
but i guess it would all depend on where he would end up going too.
 

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A release clause is a release clause... The only way they get him for half the price is if Toby kicks up a mega shit storm about it.
The reason it's £25 million is because there's only a year left. He's a £50+ million defender.
 
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There's no clear explanation for why they should think that. On the face of it, it's obvious nonsense: the only way the club can be forced to sell is if someone offers a figure at or over the release clause and Alderweireld wants to play for them. If the club gets an offer of €12m, surely they will take the view that another year of his services, followed by a free transfer, is better value than selling a €40m (guess) defender for €12m.

Aside from him still being a very good defender, we have a several young central defenders who could benefit greatly from his company for another year.
 

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What are the reasons Toby wants to leave? Money? Trophies? Bigger Club? I could understand RM, or Barca, etc. But Roma?? As Eriksen said, 'there's not many teams in Europe that are bigger/better than Tottenham these days'
 

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What are the reasons Toby wants to leave? Money? Trophies? Bigger Club? I could understand RM, or Barca, etc. But Roma?? As Eriksen said, 'there's not many teams in Europe that are bigger/better than Tottenham these days'
I dont think he wants to leave. I think he wanted a bigger contract than we were prepared to offer a season or so back, and burnt some bridges during the negotiations.
 

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I dont think he wants to leave. I think he wanted a bigger contract than we were prepared to offer a season or so back, and burnt some bridges during the negotiations.
Right. OK, I remember that, just thought he wanted out after that. Well I think people need to kiss and make up. He's world class. Lets not shoot ourselves in the foot!
 
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