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Toby Alderweireld advised to join Roma

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With Roma interested in signing Toby Alderweireld, the Belgium international has been advised to join the Serie A giants.

Toby Alderweireld is reportedly set to leave Tottenham Hotspur this summer. Reports claim that the stylish defender is set to leave the club this summer in a bid to seek a fresh challenge.

Manchester United are one of many clubs keen on signing the former Ajax man. However, it appears that Italia Serie A outfit AS Roma are also keen on bringing the player to the Italian capital.

Sporting director, Ginaluca Petrachi has already confirmed that Toby Alderweireld is a player whose profile interests the club.

And according to football expert Alex Goldberg, Toby Alderweireld would be a great replacement for Kostas Manolas who has left for Napoli.

“He’s definitely a very experienced defender. I think he’s a pretty smart defender. He’s got good experience of course in the Premier League, but also he’s been an important player for Belgium for quite some time now,” Goldberg said according to The Daily Star.

“And I’m not saying he’s exactly a carbon copy of Manolas, but there actually are some similarities in my opinion.

“I don’t know their measurements right off the top of my head, but body wise they’re really not all that different either.

“So I think with Roma right now not fully knowing their direction, and I talked about it last season of their squad was just kind of an assortment of random parts and I felt like it was really tough for [Eusebio] Di Francesco to even get a good grasp on what he had in front of him.

“So for Roma right now, the way they’re building, and of course they still have some talented young players, I feel like if you’re gonna bring in veterans, you’ve got to bring in sturdy and sure-thing veterans who are really going to just do a job for you and just be really steady.

“Where you know you’re gonna get consistent performances from them week in week out. Not somebody who can have three great games and then three horrible games, and I think with Toby Alderweireld he’s definitely the former.”