Juventus are thinking of signing Toby Alderweireld and Christian Eriksen on free transfers next summer, according to reports in Italy.
The Tottenham duo have entered the final year of their contracts and were both linked with moves away from the club during the summer transfer window. Mauricio Pochettino has kept faith in Alderweireld by starting the Belgian in every Premier League game so far this season, while Eriksen has been in and out of the team.
Eriksen was more strongly linked with an exit amid rumours of interest from Real Madrid, but a move failed to materialise. Surprisingly, no club opted to trigger Alderweireld’s £25 million release clause before it expired in August.
Perhaps Juventus considered it but thought waiting and signing the centre-back for nothing next summer would make more sense. Italian outlet Tuttosport (via Calcio Mercato) certainly seems to think that’s the case.
Their report claims the Serie A champions are eyeing moves for Alderweireld, Eriksen and Chelsea’s Willian, all of whom they will be able to discuss pre-contract terms with in January.
Regardless of whether they go to Juventus, it’s looking more and more inevitable this will be the pair’s last season at Spurs.
We think Alderweireld and Eriksen will both start against Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday – check out our full predicted XI here.