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30th Apr, 2018 | 8:40pm

Tottenham must batten down the hatches after rival legend reveals 'dream' swoop of top ace


After Arsenal legend Perry Groves revealed that his “dream signing” to the Emirates would be Toby Alderweireld, Tottenham must do everything in their power to ensure such a move does not materialise.

In a transfer that would mirror that of ex-Spurs’ captain Sol Campbell’s transfer across North London back in 2001, a move for Alderweireld would most likely surpass the shock of the former England centre-back’s switch, considering Spurs’ recent dominance over the Gunners.

Now, with Arsene Wenger set to depart from the red half of London in just a few weeks time, talk is already turning to successors for the throne as well as players who can turn their fortunes around with an overhaul on the cards.

Admittedly, Alderweireld would be exactly the sort of player the Gunners could do with and financially he would not be off their limits, but the embarrassment it would create the Lilywhites would be monumental.

The Belgian international has found himself cast into the shadows under Mauricio Pochettino since an injury incurred against Real Madrid back in November saw him sidelined, with contractual issues playing out behind the scenes.

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Despite returning to fitness, the Argentinian manager has opted to stick with Davison Sanchez as rumours persist that the 29-year-old will exit the club in the summer after failing to agree new terms with the club.

Should Groves’ dream come true and his old employer opt to show their might in the transfer market, Daniel Levy must shrug off all advances from their fierce rivals and batten down the hatches – no matter the cost.

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