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Tim Sherwood expects Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen to leave Tottenham

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Tim Sherwood expects Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen to leave Tottenham

Sherwood acknowledges that the Belgians stand on the brink of one final big pay day.

Tim Sherwood expects experienced defenders Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen to make a move away from Tottenham in order to earn one last big pay day.

As per Sky Sports, Sherwood thinks that the Belgians will soon take the chance to make the final big-money move of their careers.

He said: “Alderweireld, it looks like he’s going to move. At 30 years of age, it’s probably his last time – and Jan Vertonghen at 32 – it’s probably the last time they’re ever going to fill the till up. It’s a short career, they need to do that.

“Perhaps China, but Chinese clubs don’t take defenders very often. The last move of their career, they’re probably waiting for that big one, just to come.”

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TBR’s View – Tottenham cannot let both go around the same time – they’d lose too much experience

Davinson Sanchez and, to a lesser extent, Juan Foyth, look to have been lined up as the long-term successors for Vertonghen and Alderweireld.

 

But Sanchez has not quite progressed as expected into a reliable Premier League centre half and that’s a huge concern in the event that Alderweireld or Vertonghen does leave.

At least if only one went, then the other could help mentor Sanchez as he adjusts to being a more senior defender, but if both went, they’d lose so much experience.

They cannot allow that to happen but the way their contract situations are panning out, that’s the most likely outcome, which would leave Tottenham’s backline facing some major answered questions.

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