Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld’s future looks to be uncertain.
That’s after it was revealed in an exclusive report by The Telegraph that the Belgium international will not be travelling with his team-mates for their Champions League tie against Juventus.
Mauricio Pochettino will leave the former Ajax, Atletico Madrid and Southampton centre-back in London when he takes his squad to Italy to take on the Serie A champions in the last sixteen first leg fixture.
The twenty-eight year old has just over a year left on his deal with the north London club, but they do have the option of extending it by a further season next year.
However, there is also a £25m release clause set to come into force that Summer, with any transfer having to take place at least fourteen days before the end of the window to allow Spurs time to get a replacement.
And his situation has alerted the likes of Real Madrid, Manchester City and Chelsea to his potential availability, given that he is rated as one of the best defenders in Europe.
But could Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp decide to launch a bid for his services? It seems unlikely that he would spend big money to bring the Belgian to Anfield, but a cut price deal could be exactly the right circumstance for the German to look for a deal.
Alderweireld is one of the very best defenders in the Premier League and would be an ideal partner for £75m centre-back Virgil Van Dijk.