Toby Alderweireld could leave Spurs this summer
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A new era has begun at Tottenham Hotspur with the arrival of the new managing director, Fabio Paratici and new manager, Nuno Espírito Santo. 

This means there will be, without a doubt, new players at Hotspur Way this coming season. 

As players come, others will go, which will mark the end of a cycle at North London. 

End of an era

One of those players who will most likely leave the squad is the Club legend Toby Alderweireld, who has reportedly requested his exit from N17. 

The Belgium International, who has been one of the Premier League's best defenders since he joined Spurs in 2015, has made 174 appearances for Spurs across all competitions.

He was also a key player in the team that made the UEFA Champions League Final in 2019. 

The 32-year-old has one year left on his contract, and although his main priority was to go to Belgium and play for Royal Antwerp, the deal seems out of reach considering Spurs are demanding a transfer fee of €15m.

Alderweireld began his career at Eredivisie's Ajax, and made stops at Atletico de Madrid and Southampton FC before joining Tottenham.

Throughout his Tottenham career, Alderweireld has recorded eight goals.  

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Replacement

Spurs have already started looking for Toby's replacement ahead of next season, eyeing Lyon's centre-back Joachim Andersen, Sevilla's Jules Kounde and Bologna's Takehiro Tomiyasu

Tottenham are also looking at Inter Milan's defender Milan Skrinar, who has two years remaining on his contract and started 31 games under Antonio Conte last season.

Andersen, who was on loan at Fulham last season, is one of Spurs' most realistic transfer targets.

According to Tranfermarkt, Andersen is valued at only £22 million, therefore it is a reality that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy could persuade him to switch locations in London. 

The 24 year-old signed a signed a five-year contract with Lyon in 2019, and is a very skilled defender, capable of playing in both right and left side of the central defense, and even in defensive midfield.

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