Toby Alderweireld is not the only Tottenham centre-back being eyed by Ajax, as the Dutch club have now also been linked with Davinson Sanchez.
There could be major changes to Tottenham’s backline in the summer. Jose Mourinho was not satisfied with that department before he was sacked. Now, the club will look to strengthen the position for whoever replaces the coach. That means some of their current options may have to make way.
Alderweireld and Sanchez face particularly uncertain futures. The former is considering how to spend the final years of his career, while the latter has come under scrutiny and has been regularly linked with an exit.
Ajax emerged as a potential destination for Alderweireld earlier this week. The Belgian started his senior career with the Dutch side and now they could try to lure him back.
That suggestion is backed up by Voetbal 24, who also add that Sanchez is on the agenda for the Amsterdam club.
Sanchez also has a past with Ajax. He spent one season there before Spurs broke their transfer record to sign him in 2017.
Still only 24, Sanchez still has time to prove himself and is under contract until 2024. However, Tottenham may have a decision to make about his future if a bid arrives.
That could come from Ajax, who are now thinking about both of their former players. They want to strengthen defensively and could turn to familiar faces to do so.
However, their chances of signing Sanchez are slimmer than those for Alderweireld. The latter remains fond of the club and would be inclined to choose them over someone like Club Brugge if he was to leave Tottenham.
He still retains hope of forcing his way back into regular contention under Mourinho’s successor, though.
Therefore, Ajax appear to be keeping their options open in their pursuit.
Spurs still in hunt for winger
As well as defence, Tottenham are looking to strengthen further forward in the summer.
And they have not dropped their interest in Sampdoria winger Mikkel Damsgaard despite the departure of Mourinho, according to reports.
News of Spurs’ interest emerged in January, when it was claimed that they could make a bid for him in the summer.
Damsgaard, an international teammte of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, has kept up his form since then. Hence, he remains an attractive proposition for Tottenham.
According to Club Doria 46, Sampdoria have identified Damsgaard as a player they can sell this summer to balance the books. What’s more, the report names Tottenham as one of his suitors.
Juventus and Inter want to offer Damsgaard the opportunity to progress in Serie A. However, he has plenty of suitors in other countries, with Tottenham topping that list.
It could cost between €20m and €25m to prise the 20-year-old away from Sampdoria.