Response to losing Alderweireld

What would be the best solution to Alderweireld leaving?


  • Total voters
    197
Joined
Dec 26, 2014
Messages
7
Thread starter #1
I realise this is still very much a hypothetical question, despite the picture that is emerging appearing to suggest that the Alderweireld situation might well conclude in him leaving for his 'market value' this summer.

In the event of him leaving, however, I think the question of how we replace him is an interesting one, and so worthy of a separate thread for people to share their thoughts in.

The main decisions appear to be whether we:

1) spend the money on attempting to replace him directly, by buying a top-class centre-back of comparable quality (as far as that's possible), with a view to that player being a 1st choice, senior member of the squad

or

2) give Dier that role, and then spend the money on buying another top class defensive midfielder to fill the position that Dier moving back would vacate in the midfield. Given what Pochettino has said about seeing Dier's best position as being in defence - and of him having the potential to be the best centre-back in the league - this idea would likely be on his mind, you would think.

3) Back Sanchez and Foyth to step up, and then promote Carter-Vickers to 4th choice CB/buy a new young centre back to compete with Sanchez and Foyth.


I'll put this into a poll as well so people can vote on there as well as discussing thoughts.
 
Joined
Dec 26, 2014
Messages
7
Thread starter #3
Shall we just leave it to the media to wang on about this?
Could do, though my point isn't really about whether he's going to leave or not, just hypothetically what the best solution would be if he did, more just as an interesting debate than because it is a looming reality. So its a separate topic from what the media are discussing.
 

Shadydan

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 7, 2012
Messages
19,434
#4
Dier will become a very good CB I feel

Probably best to discuss this in the player watch thread to get more responses
 
Joined
Jun 4, 2005
Messages
18,107
#5
I have a hunch he’s already signed a new deal that’ll be announced soon.

If he leaves we replace him with any defender who has, or has had, links with Ajax. They tend to do quite well.
 
Joined
Dec 26, 2014
Messages
7
Thread starter #6
Dier will become a very good CB I feel

Probably best to discuss this in the player watch thread to get more responses
Yeah, just thought having a separate threat might make it more explicit as a discussion. Will post in the thread as well.
 

eViL

SC's Naughty Boy
Joined
May 15, 2004
Messages
4,708
#7
I think Dier has a concentration issue.

I also think Sanchez will be one of the best in the World by the time he's 25.
 
Joined
Jan 7, 2007
Messages
5,963
#9
Bring in De Ligt to continue with our Ajax theme. Already has experience of playing alongside Sanchez. Even if Toby stays I’d still bring him in as his eventual replacement!
 

WiganSpur

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 31, 2012
Messages
10,016
#10
Let Dier take Toby's place and let Foyth take Dier's CB place. Bring in a CM.

Either use CCV or another academy player for the odd cup game.
 

knilly

SC Supporter
Joined
Apr 12, 2005
Messages
1,719
#13
Are we surprised? He done something similar at Southampton to move up the food chain.

We might not like it but that’s how it’s done, this time it could be us losing out.

Great player but we will find a replacement
 
Joined
Aug 1, 2013
Messages
81
#16
I don't even really want to think about this at this point but...

Dier to take Toby's position
Foyth to take Dier's backup CB position
Amadou Diawara to take Dier's position in CM
 

spurs9

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 31, 2012
Messages
8,441
#17
Let Dier take Toby's place and let Foyth take Dier's CB place. Bring in a CM.

Either use CCV or another academy player for the odd cup game.
Vertonghen is 31 in 2 months, he can't have that many years left in him. We absolutely need to bring a CB to replace Toby if he goes.
 

Streetspur77

Happy Clapper
Joined
Jul 20, 2017
Messages
2,381
#20
Has anyone asked Dier if he wants to be a CB full time?
Since when did you have to ask a players permission to state hypothetically, on a fan forum, that if a certain chain of events happen they should play a position for the team who pays them £50000-60000 a week?
 
Top