Tottenham are considering a move for Freiburg defender Robin Koch as a potential replacement for Toby Alderweireld, according to the Daily Mail.

Spurs may have a fight on their hands in trying to keep the Belgium international at the club this summer.

This summer his £25 million release clause is activated and given that he is one of the best central defenders in the Premier League, this would be a bargain for any side across Europe.

Alderweireld is reportedly happy to stay at Tottenham, but if the biggest clubs in the world come calling, it will be difficult to persuade the 30-year-old to stay.

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Spurs are readying themselves for the prospect of losing Alderweireld, and have picked out Freiburg’s Koch as a long-term replacement.

The Germany U21 international has made 22 appearances for Freiburg in the Bundesliga and he has made a good impression when given the chance.

The 22-year-old is said to be valued at around £12 million by Freiburg – who sit 13th in the Bundesliga – a deal that would be very good value for Spurs in today’s market.

Koch is not the finished article by any means but he will be joining the right club to maximise his development.

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