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Spurs and Reds 'want Alderweireld'

June 10, 2013
By ESPN staff

Ajax central defender Toby Alderweireld would look for a move to either England or Germany if he leaves the Dutch champions, with Liverpool and Tottenham reportedly interested in him.

Toby Alderweireld: Won 23 Belgium caps
GettyImagesAlderweireld believes England and Germany have the best leagues

Alderweireld, 24, has also been linked with a move to the Russian League, but told Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf he wanted to either join a Bundesliga club or move to England.

ā€œEngland and Germany are the best leagues, where I think I can take the next step,ā€ the Belgian explained. "I have to go somewhere where I can play football a bit, and where my style of play suits.

"I do not want to play for a team at the bottom of their league. I want to leave Ajax for a nice club, otherwise I'll just stay in Amsterdam."

Alderweireld, who can also play in midfield, was strongly linked with a move to Anfield following the retirement of Liverpool stalwart Jamie Carragher at the end of last season.