The London Evening Standard report that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is set to get transfer negotiations for the transfer of Toby Alderweireld underway this week, and is set to fly out to Madrid to get things moving in the right direction.
Tottenham are keen to beat the likes of Southampton to the defender’s signature, and Daniel Levy is keen to do this, hence him flying out to Madrid later this week.
The Belgian has just returned from a loan spell at Southampton, and the Saints are keen to take the defender on a permanent deal, but a move to Spurs is more desirable for the player reports suggest with Head of Recruitment Paul Mitchell being very keen on the idea.
Alderweireld could cost the Lilywhites around £7m-£10m, but a get-out clause Alderweireld’s loan deal from last season reportedly states that Atletico Madrid will sell the defender to the Saints for £7m or they pay them £1.5m for the opportunity to sell him to somebody else. So this price could be hiked up another £1.5m to cover this fee.