Marc Overmars Reveals Ajax Interest in Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen – Bleacher Report

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Marc Overmars confirms Ajax will be patient over approach for Spurs duo
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Ajax are interested in securing the returns of Tottenham Hotspur centre-backs Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen.

The Dutch side will lose midfield star Frenkie de Jong to Barcelona at the end of the season, and teenage sensation Matthijs de Ligt looks likely to follow, leaving the club with a rebuilding job on their hands if they are to replicate this years success.

The Eredivisie clubs sporting director, Marc Overmars, revealed hes asked about the availability of both defenders but called for patience when assessing the chances of bringing the pair back to Amsterdam this summer.

Overmars spoke to AjaxTV (h/t Fox Sports and Metro): “We have to be patient and see what the future holds.”

They have already begun the task of scouting out potential replacements, and Director of Football Marc Overmars has admitted they made a surprise approach for Tottenham Hotspur defenders Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen.

It may not be long before Overmars and Co. find out what is in store for Vertonghen and Alderweireld. Both are under contract until the end of the 2019/20 campaign, but the latters deal contains a clause making him available for £25 million this summer.

Ajax would be interested in re-signing Tottenham Hotspur defenders Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld in the future, according to the club’s director of football Marc Overmars. 

Champions League quarter-finalists Ajax are hoping to capitalise on their return to the big time by landing big-name signings this summer.

The Dutch side are enjoying a successful season as they battle it out for the Eredivisie title while continuing with their Champions League adventure.

However, those two departures alone will likely bring in over £100 million – giving Ajax some money to spend.

Both players enjoyed a highly successful spell with Ajax, with Vertonghen helping the club win two Eredivisie titles and Alderweireld winning three.

The Dutch side made ambitious approach Tottenham’s defensive pair Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen

The Belgian twosome have seemingly enjoyed playing football alongside each other, with Overmars admitting that Ajax want them to continue that on Dutch soil.

Admitting that now may not be the time to talk about the potential transfer of the two Spurs defenders, Overmars said: “We have to be patient and see what the future holds.”

The two Belgians started their career off together at folded Belgian club Germinal Beerschot before breaking through the famous Ajax youth system to become first-team regulars.

Vertonghen left the club first, joining Tottenham Hotspur in 2012 whereas Alderweireld left Ajax a year later, joining La Liga giants Atletico Madrid.

A successful loan spell at Southampton led Alderweireld to sign permanently with Tottenham Hotspur in 2015, reuniting him with Vertonghen once more.

Since then, they have been key players at the heart of the Spurs defence. On the international stage, the two defenders have 195 caps between them, establishing themselves as a vital pairing on both the domestic and international stage.