4/07/2013 06:30:00 pm

Reds eye £10m 'Talent of the Year' who prefers LFC move. £30m double-swoop...?

Liverpool kept a clean sheet today against West Ham, but defensive restructuring is almost certainly on the way this summer, and Ajax's Toby Alderweireld is the latest central defender to be linked with a summer move to Anfield.

According to a report in Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf:

"Liverpool are interested in Ajax star Toby Alderweireld.

"The defender has a preference for Liverpool, but his options are open"


Liverpool allegedly have 'an edge over the competition', and if a deal goes through, £10m-rated Alderweireld would become the first Belgian to play for the Reds.

In November, Ajax manager Frank de Boer hinted that the 24-year old could leave in the summer. He told reporters:

"That [a transfer] is maybe something for next year. I think he'll end this season at Ajax".

When asked about his future in December, Alderweireld made it clear that a move to one of the Premier League's London clubs would be right up his street. He told Dutch broadcasting channel AT5:

“Ajax is a very nice club. It won't be hard to play here all my life - but if I had to choose it have to be a nice club like Ajax again and there aren't many of them. But a club such as Arsenal or Tottenham. They are fantastic clubs and would be a step forward.”

In an interview with De Telegraaf last week, Ajax director of football Marc Overmars confirmed that Liverpool scouts are 'often present' at the Amsterdam Arena, so it's conceivable that Alderweireld may be on the scouting list.

With the Reds rumoured to be chasing £20m-rated Christian Eriksen too, perhaps a £30m double-swoop is on the cards this summer?

In 2010 - whilst Luis Suarez was still at Ajax - Alderweireld won the Ajaz 'talent of the year award'. Worth a bid in the summer, or are the likes of Williams, DeVries, Sakho et al better options...?





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34 Comments :

billy said...

I would love him!! Think he would be class with Agger.

billy said...

The belgiums are taking over!!

liverpool4life565 said...

Worth a bid, he like spurs Belgium CB, class.

Jerry said...

trust me he is better than vertoghen. but they are very similar players. been calling out for us to sign this guy and so happy were linked with him. perfect player for BR style football

VermHat said...

As I often say, this transfer seems to tick all the boxes.
Welcome to Spurs!

Tuomas Pukki said...

id be surprised if belgium fails to make top4 in next tournament. their national squad is pure class. and young. they got top team in europe for years to come...

Rosedivine Phiri said...

I hv nt heard much abt dis fella called weirdeland if hz a complete centre back wit gud position,physical presence,en cn score goals den he jst hz 2 displec skirtel cz dt tatooed fella hz cost us 6 points against man city,bt tho i cd luv us 2hv A.williams 4rm swansea.hp we wil buy Eriksen 4rm Ajax cz man city,man u en chelsea are on the waitn queue 4 hm

Pat said...

He is not good enough he always needs a second touch on the ball. There are better players out there

Jason Carr said...

sorry but why would he prefere lfc but mention arsenal and spurs what a load of b0ll0cks

Cliff Reid said...

Indeed, I live in Belgium, seen him play for the national team loads of times and he's the weakest link in that team. Not good enough for a team that want's to be top in europe once again.

Cliff Reid said...

He's not nearly as good as Jan Vertongen, I would welcome Jan at Liverpool any day. But I hope they don't buy Toby, he's not good enough for Liverpool.

gilstrap said...

these guys fancy whoever there agents tell them to ....does anyone actually believe them

Cliff Reid said...

I'm Belgian and I really don't rate him. I would go for Kouyate from Anderlecht rated only 8m.€ instead of Alderweireld at 10m.£ Problem here is that Arsenal are going to get him.

gilstrap said...

2010 talent of the year award LOL what a crock

ryan said...

aint nobody got time for dis.

Jason Carr said...

no lol did you like my reply earlier if its still live made me chuckle

gilstrap said...

you've quite a fan club lol ....when i get slagged off as much as you i know ive made it

Jason Carr said...

i know i dare not go to anfield these days i would have as many autograph hunters as the players lol;-)

DerBaumMann said...

I got eye cancer then i rode this ...

Rosedivine Phiri said...

Der Bauman wt cancer did u gt en improve ur english wen postn ur comments y is ryan getn tired of readn dis dis is the liverpool site free 4o scoucers

Greg said...

I am not sure that they want him to replace Skrtel probably Coates rate him above Coates or not?

ChrisConnor said...

Statler and Waldorf..


AKA Jason Carr and gilstrap.. LOL

DerBaumMann said...

2 Anfield legends

Clyde Best said...

They are hungry for your autograph for one reason and one reason only. They need to ascertain once and for all if you could spell your own name. lol

Jason Carr said...

lol;-))

Jason Carr said...

in the making i would not go that far yet

Jason Carr said...

you really are wasted on here your comical genius deserves a bigger stage i know when i look in my post box and see the name clyde pest i,am in for some more side splitting comedy ,not;-)

Dave R said...

Strange we have these defensive problems when our back four looks decent on paper and individually Johnson , Enrique , Carra and Agger are good players , then we have a dedicated defensive midfield player who adds very little going forward , and is not adding anything to the back four . So why play him ? Surely Coutinho Gerrard Henderson Downing or Sterling , then Sturridge and Suarez upfront would be a much better bet , don't want to mention the players name , but why is he always in the team ?

Rosedivine Phiri said...

Hey Greg wtsup ya it might be true that he wil replace skirtel in the summer,but i wud like us to have williams from swansea his positioning,physical presence and he organises the defence just like Carra, skirtel has costed us so many points this season e.g the poor back pass against Man City which Tevez scored and the misjudgement with Reina against City

MCCA said...

Looks a quaility player who ticks all the boxes bring him!!!

Chirag Vyas said...

you sure my friend are a legend.. ;)

Jason Carr said...

thanks m8 here to please love you to

99990000 said...

spot onnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!! certainly playing him in the starting xi next season won't help us if we have the ambitious to qualify for champions league next season!..he is nowhere near his best.he adds nothing to team..i don't hear to say he is poor but not deserved to play for liverpool as we are desperate for those glory years bac at anfield...frustrarted

Greg said...

Cliff doesnt he normally play as a right back for Belgium and he may look a lot better if played at C.B.

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