Tottenham enter talks over signing of £53m star, club hopeful of deal

Tottenham are believed to have made their first approach towards the possible recruitment of promising defender Matthijs De Ligt.

The future of Toby Alderweireld has remained unresolved, forcing Spurs into looking for a potential replacement before matters get too late in the transfer window ahead of what will be an important season in the club’s history.

Based on a report by the London Evening Standard, Tottenham have entered discussions with Ajax over the purchase of De Light.

The young centre-back is rated highly by scouts of various big clubs and it comes as no surprise that his signature is being pursued before his potential is fully reached.

Tottenham are reportedly hopeful of a deal being struck with Ajax whom they have successfully done business with in the past as Jan Vertonghen and Christian Eriksen were bought.

Spanish source Mundo Deportivo have reported that Tottenham will have to break their own transfer record to secure a move for De Ligt from Ajax, with the Dutch side demanding a £53 million fee for the centre-back.

Pochettino is recognised for his ability to nurture the youth and therefore, this would be a typical signing in regards to his long-term philosophy.