The potential exit of Toby Alderweireld is something few Tottenham fans will want to see in the summer, and there are even less who will be able to see any sort of positive coming from his sale.
The 29-year-old centre back is proven as one of the Premier League’s most dependable defenders and his contract situation will no doubt mean there are a host of suitors, both from England and abroad, who will be looking to capitalise on an exit which seems more and more likely every day.
As expected, the Telegraph claims that if the Belgian enforcer is to leave, Spurs would rather see him sign for a foreign club over one of their league rivals, and that chairman Daniel Levy is set to be thrilled to see big spenders Paris Saint Germain join the hunt for the 29-year-old’s capture.
The London Evening Standard have gone as far to claim that Tottenham are hopeful the French heavyweights table an offer, and would be willing to do a deal considering the strong relationship between the clubs following the transfers of both Serge Aurier and Lucas Moura.
Alderweireld’s sale would be the third move in as many transfer windows between the two sides, and it could well be the start of a revolutionary partnership, whether official or unspoken, which could boost both clubs moving forward.
Partnerships, such as feeder agreements between clubs, are nothing new, but anything between Spurs and PSG would see two teams fighting at the top of their respective tables assisting one another.
The French side have already sold two outcasts to Spurs and Alderweireld’s depature would be the same situation in the opposite direction, and were it to continue, it could transform the way Tottenham operate in the transfer market.
Agreements such as a first refusal on players up for sale could be implemented, giving either side the ability to stay one step ahead of their rivals.
It would be a bold move, and one which would never be overtly advertised, but the duo could well be on their way to developing a powerhouse partnership to dominate over both England and France.
In other Tottenham news, the club have been handed a major first team boost by a senior figure.