The Spurs spending spree is set to continue with supporters awaiting any developments on the Willian / Lamela rumours today. In the meantime, one area that hasn’t been touched is the defence and AVB’s comments earlier this week contained mixed messages regarding possible strengthening in this area.

“At the moment we need to strengthen at the back but this is a decision we haven’t yet taken bearing in mind the development of a player like Ezekiel Fryers,” Andre told talkSPORT.

“This is a consideration we still have to make. We’ll keep monitoring transfers in and out and do our business when appropriate.”

When Steven Caulker left the Lane, Spurs were heavily linked with a move for Steaua Bucharest’s Vlad Chiriches but that seemed to be buried after a bizarre intervention from the club’s jailed President.

However, one man who seems very much available is Ajax centre half and former team mate of Jan Vertonghen – Toby Alderweireld. The 24 year old Belgian centre back spoke earlier this month of his desire to play in the Premiership.

“It depends if there is a club coming that I want to go to,” Alderweireld told Sky Sports News. “I didn’t hear from those teams, but those are beautiful clubs and the Premier League is a beautiful competition, so we will see.

“If they [Tottenham] are very interested then I will hear what their plans are.”

The defender looks a perfect fit for Spurs but papers report that Arsenal are about to swoop with a £6m bid. Obviously that figure converts from Arsenal currency to a much higher sum but in the context of Tottenham spending, Toby Alderweireld could be something of a bargain.

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  1. Word around the campfire this morning is Chiriches is now agreed and just waiting for permit, shouldn’t be a problem with his international record

  2. We are laughing. Absolutely Laughing.

    GK:
    Lloris
    Friedel
    Gomez
    LB:
    Fryers
    Rose
    Contreau
    CB:
    Chiriches
    Dawson
    Vertonghen
    Kabooom
    RB:
    Walker
    Naughton
    CM:
    Sandro
    Capoue
    Paulihnio
    Dembele
    Carroll
    Holtby
    ATT:
    Sigurdson
    Lennon
    Chadli
    Willian
    Defoe
    Adebeyor
    Soldado
    Lamela??

  3. Somewhere in one of the papers today stating that AVB is going to revive his interest in bringing Romanian CB Vlad Chiriches to WHL. The highly rated defender who we almost signed a couple of weeks ago but the transfer was being blocked by their imprison owner. If we are able to get to sign him, do we still need Alderweireld? But I think we can only sign Chiriches in the next window according to reports. Maybe AVB wants Alderweireld too in case we need cover for CB or competition of places in RB? Am I right?

  4. Toby Alderweireld was rejected as not being good enough earlier in the window with his game having a major weakness that we believe will be found out in the Premier League. If that is the case, how is he a perfect fit?

    Do your homework.

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