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Toby Alderweireld rejects Norwich City move

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Ajax defender Toby Alderweireld has rejected the chance to join Premier League outfit Norwich City despite a transfer fee being agreed between the two clubs, according to the player's agent.

The Belgium centre-back has been strongly linked with a move away from Holland, with both Premier League side's Norwich City and Liverpool interested in capturing the 24-year-old, but the English sides also face competition from Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen.

The move from Ajax to Norwich looked all-but done at the weekend after the two clubs agreed a fee for the Belgium international; however, the player couldn't agree personal terms with the club and the proposed move has now broken down.

Alderweireld's agent, Soren Lerby, admitted that the move broke down because of personal terms and not because of the club itself.

"The problem was not that Norwich didn't fit Toby's ambitions, but we simply failed to agree terms," Lerby told Algemeen Dagblad.

Alderweireld is entering his final year of his current contact at Ajax and he has admitted if a move doesn't materialise this summer, he is still happy to stay at the Dutch club.

"There is still other interest and a transfer takes a long time," Alderweireld told voetbal.nl. "We're only in mid-July it can still be done. If a nice club comes, it can go fast.

"If there is nothing, then I'll just stay at Ajax."

Norwich manager Chris Hughton has been busy in the transfer market already, signing big names including Ricky van Wolfswinkel, Nathan Redmond, Martin Olsson and Leroy Fer, but a couple more signings are still wanted by the Canaries boss.

 

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