Arsenal manager Unai Emery has been linked with a move for one of his Premier League rivals’ key players, heading into the summer transfer window.
The Arsenal boss made several signings during last summer and most of them were defensive recruits to strengthen the team he took over from Arsene Wenger almost at this time last year.
With Laurent Koscielny not getting any younger, Emery could be forced to make a move for another defender to replace the French star this summer.
Thus, according to the Sun, the Gunners are planning what would be a controversial move to secure the signing of Toby Alderweireld from Tottenham.
Due to a clause in the defender’s contract extension with Spurs from last year, he could be allowed to leave for a fee as low as £25million.
Arsenal are claimed to be eying a move for the 30-year-old who remains one of the best defenders in the Premier League.
Chasing a younger player is what I would have preferred Unai Emery to do but the club’s budget would obviously not allow a signing in the mold of Virgil van Dijk to be made.
Nonetheless, Alderweireld is a quality defender and with players like Shkodran Mustafi still in the squad, it is not as if we are spoiled with top class centre-backs anyway.