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Tottenham weigh up move for £7.2m Belgium international

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Alderweireld looks to shackle Cristiano Ronaldo (©GettyImages)
Alderweireld looks to shackle Cristiano Ronaldo (©GettyImages).

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas could move for Ajax defender Toby Alderweireld, according to talkSPORT.

Quoting sources in Belgium, talkSPORT reports that Spurs are scouting the Belgium international in the Eredivisie and the Champions League, with a view to possibly making a January bid.

Tottenham signed Alderweireld's Ajax and Belgium teammate Jan Vertonghen in the summer, and the defender has impressed in his first few months at White Hart Lane.

And Villas-Boas is now considering a second swoop on the Dutch capital, with Alderweireld in his sights as a possible addition when the transfer window reopens.

The £7.2m-rated centre-half came through the famed Ajax academy after joining the Eredivisie side as a youngster in 2004.

The 23-year-old Antwerp-born defender has established himself in the Ajax first-team, and was a key part of Frank De Boer's Eredivisie-winning team last term.

He made his first-team debut three years ago, and has since gone on to make more than 90 league appearances for the Dutch giants, winning two Eredivisie titles in the process.

Alderweireld has 20 caps for Belgium - a country currently enjoying a golden generation of footballing talent.

Belgium representatives in the Premier League include Vertonghen, Marouane Felliani, Eden Hazard, Thomas Vermaelen and Mousa Dembele.

Tottenham signed Dembele and Vertonghen this summer, and Villas-Boas could look to bring another young Belgian talent to Spurs in Janaury.

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