Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Liverpool Target Alderweireld In Everton Sights

Everton’s interest in Ajax star Toby Alderweireld has been confirmed by his agent, Soren Lerby.

Speaking to Dutch paper Het Belang, the former manager revealed The Toffees were in the mix to try and snap up the young centre-back.

Alderweireld - who turned down a move to Norwich earlier this month - is entering the final twelve months of his contract with Ajax and has been heavily linked with a summer move to Liverpool.

But Lerby has confirmed they now face increasing competition from their Merseyside rivals.

He said: "It is true that Everton came forward for Alderweireld.

"Though there are other concrete directions, Toby must now look at which team he finds the most challenging."

The Premier League sides have received a big boost in their hunt for the 24-year-old, after his team-mate Siem de Jong revealed he and Christian Erkisen were still looking to leave the Dutch giants.

He said: "I talk to them about it. I hope they stay and I have spoken with them.

"They may have to wait a little longer and are slightly more concerned with a transfer than I am."

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