Norwich linked to Alderweireld
Norwich City have made contact with Ajax to enquire about the
availability of Toby Alderweireld, the Belgian defender’s agent
Alderweireld, who can play at centre-half or right-back, has
been linked with a move to the Premier League this summer after
some impressive performances in the Eredivisie last season.
Bayer Leverkusen had appeared favourites to sign the 24-year-old
but have reportedly dropped out of the chase, while the likes of
Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur had previously been credited with
But it is Norwich who are the latest English club to have been
connected with a swoop for Alderweireld as they look to bolster
their squad ahead of the new campaign.
The player’s agent, Soren Lerby, told Dutch paper De Telegraaf:
‘I understand they made contact with Marc Overmars (Ajax’s director
“Toby has left the pre-season camp of Ajax in Austria due to
personal reasons and I haven’t spoken with him about Norwich
“I don’t know if Toby is interested in a move or not.”
While it remains to be seen whether Alderweireld will leave
Amsterdam this summer, Ajax are confident they would be able to
cope if he does depart.
Having snapped up youngster Mike van der Hoorn from FC Utrecht,
head coach Frank de Boer is happy with the defensive options at his
He said: “If Toby would leave, then we have with Joel Veltman
and Van der Hoorn two good players who could take over that