Spurs raided Ajax last summer to secure the services of Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen who is looking like the best buy of the season as far as we are concerned. However, we missed out on Eriksen’s club team mate of the time – Toby Alderweireld – who still jumped ship at the Ajax Arena but headed instead to Atletico Madrid.
Five months’ later and we’re in the January transfer window with reports that Belgian international defender Alderweireld is unsettled in Spain and looking for a move as soon as possible. After just four league appearances in La Liga, the 24 year old said.
“I miss Ajax, their style of play, my ex-teammates. At Atletico, I can’t be happy if I’m not playing. The team is doing well and I continue to fight for my place, but I don’t think it’s my fault.”
Alderweireld is an outstanding player and deserves better than the treatment he is getting at Atletico. A switch to the Premier League could be his best move but is he really needed at Spurs?