Liverpool are said to have opened talks with Belgium star – Toby Alderweireld. The Belgium international is currently playing for Spanish club, Athletico Madrid but has been on the fringes of the first team.
Alderweireld has impressed on the world stage so far for Belgium and Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers looks keen to add to his squad in light of their Champions League and Premier League campaign. There have been reports insisting Liverpool are looking to sign Manchester City’s, Micah Richards this summer, but a deal for the Belgium international could still work alongside the Richards deal as the Athletico man can play anywhere along the back line.
It’s the Belgium’s versatility that makes him an exciting prospect for Liverpool. Any injuries worries for the back four could be dealt with if Alderweireld should step in place and slot in any position. A cultured defender who looks to give the ball short to the midfielder’s, the Athletico player has been a well recognised defender and among many lists for potential targets across Europe.
Liverpool seem to be leading the way in a race to sign the defenders signature and will want to conduct their business early as the transfer window begins to run riot over the summer.
What do Liverpool fans make of this potential arrival?
By Oliver Baines | June 25th, 2014