Toby Alderweireld

Tottenham identify target as they prepare to offload Toby Alderweireld

Tottenham Hotspur are targeting a move for Bayer Leverkusen central-defender Jonathan Tah, according to the Daily Mirror.

The club have identified the German as a potential replacement for Toby Alderwerield after struggling to reach an agreement with the Belgian over a new contract.

With such a standstill over a new deal, Spurs are looking into the possibility of selling the player in the summer and reinvesting the funds elsewhere.

Scouts sent

Tottenham are understood to have sent scouts to watch the 22-year-old in action for Leverkusen.

Tah is dubbed as one of the best young defenders in Europe and has been playing in Germany’s top-flight since the age of 19, as well as making his debut for the national team.

The player has had an impressive season in the Bundesliga so far, helping his side up into fifth, just a point off of the Champions League places, and keeping an impressive seven clean-sheets.

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Toby talks stall

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 01: Karim Benzema of Real Madrid and Toby Alderweireld of Tottenham Hotspur battle for the ball during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid at Wembley Stadium on November 1, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Tottenham look set to lose their star defender this summer after failing to reach an agreement over signing a new deal.

In the summer, Alderweireld will have just one-year remaining on his contract which means the club run the risk of losing the player for nothing the following summer.

With Mauricio Pochettino demanding full commitment to the club from his players, Tottenham look set to cash in rather waiting to see how the situation plays out.

Tottenham vs Juventus preview

Spurs are looking to defend their status of undefeated in 2018 as they take on Juventus this Wednesday.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side have also proven to be a real force at Wembley this season. Losing just twice there in all competitions. Despite visits from Borussia Dortmund, Real Madrid, Liverpool, and Manchester United.

On Saturday, Heung-min Son netted a brace to hand Spurs three crucial Premier League points. With the South Korean sending a real message to the Italian side that he is a man to look out for.

Meanwhile, in Serie A this week, Juve left it late to clinch a huge victory in the 93rd minute as the returning Paulo Dybala handed his side all three points against Lazio.

The Old Lady managed to maintain their incredible defensive record and close the gap on first-placed Napoli to just one point.

Tottenham face the daunting task of once again attempting to unlock the back-line of Massimiliano Allegri’s side.

Juventus have conceded just three times in their last 20 games and are yet to concede since these two teams last met.

Juventus 2-2 Tottenham 1st leg highlights

How Juventus 2-2 Tottenham played out

With just nine minutes on the clock in Turin, Tottenham’s Champions League dreams looked to have descended into a nightmare. As a Gonzalo Higuain brace looked to have downed them.

However, in a great showing of guile and determination, Tottenham stepped up to score two past a side that had conceded just once in their previous 16 games.

Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen were on hand for Spurs as the North Londoners netted two hugely valuable away goals to set up a thrilling second-leg tie at Wembley.

Tottenham Hotspur

During the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match between Juventus and Tottenham Hotspur at Allianz Stadium on February 13, 2018 in Turin, Italy.

Read 101 Great Goals’ UCL preview here.