Monday, 8th July, 2013

Toby Alderweireld’s move to England is looking more and more towards the Norfolk area after the player’s father revealed Norwich City had been making all the right moves in their approach.

Ajax have all but resigned themselves to losing Alderweireld this summer, even though they have secured a like-for-like replacement in Mike van der Hoorn.

Liverpool had, of late, been the biggest English side in pursuit of the Belgian, but Norwich jumped ahead of the queue by opening discussions with Ajax sporting director Marc Overmars.

The contact, which was revealed by Alderweireld’s agent Soren Lerby, is yet to yield an offer, with the player’s father Vic Alderweireld telling Het Nieuwsblad: "There have been no talks with us yet.


"[But] Norwich have played things correctly by first contacting Ajax. This week, things will become much clearer and we will know how interesting the offer is."

Bayer Leverkusen recently pulled out of their pursuit of Alderweireld, deeming the player too expensive for their needs, whilst it is as yet unclear if Liverpool are keen on matching Norwich.

What is clear, is that the Reds will be eyeing a replacement for the retiring Jamie Carragher, even if they have secured the services of centre-back Kolo Toure from Manchester City.

Alderweireld has a year left on his contract, having graduated to league champions Ajax’s senior side in 2009.

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