Yesterday he was left out of Tottenham’s Champions League squad to face Juventus, and today he is a want-away rogue being tempted by the green, green grass of Chelsea or Manchester City.
The rumours surrounding Toby Alderweireld are growing more intense by the day, but he could be looking at a summer exit, according to the Guardian, and will not be short of suitors.
The Belgian international is in his third season with Premier League giants Spurs, having joined from Atletico Madrid in 2015, and has established himself as one of Europe’s top defenders during his time in North London.
He and club and international teammate Jan Vertonghen make up arguably the best centre back pairing in world football, helping Tottenham to go unbeaten at home all season during the previous campaign, as well as conceding the fewest goals in the league.
This season the centre half has been out injured since the end of October, severely hampering his side’s defensive ability, and now that he has returned to fitness, being left out of the squad for a crucial Champions League clash has sent rumour writers into overdrive.
Mauricio Pochettino put his omission down to a lack of fitness, despite playing 90 minutes against Newport in the FA Cup last week.