Liverpool defensive target Toby Alderweireld has claimed he will not be rushed into making a decision over his next destination as the 24 year old considers an exit from Ajax.
The Reds have been chasing Alderweireld for some time, and this week Norwich came into the fray as another potential suitor for the Belgium international who has played an integrel role in Ajax's success over recent seasons.
The success of Belgian players in the Premier League is well documented - with the likes of Jan Vertonghen, Christian Benteke, Vincent Kompany, Eden Hazard and Marouane Fellaini all shining since their moves to England and Alderweireld is touted to do the same after nine successful years with Ajax.
And much like teammate Christian Eriksen's situation, with the playmaker also being patient over offers of an exit from Ajax, Alderweireld insists that he doesn't have to rush into a decision at this stage.
"I'm happy at Ajax, so maybe I will stay another year," Alderweireld told AT5.
"I'm going to look at every offer I get and then I will make my decision. I won't say no right away, but I also won't say yes directly."
Alderweireld's agent confirmed that so far Norwich have been the only club to directly contact the player over a move, though he was unsure if the centreback would be interested in a switch to the club.
Liverpool have already signed Kolo Toure to help make up for the absence of the now-retired Jamie Carragher next season. But Brendan Rodgers has also spoken about the need to bring in more depth this summer if he hopes to challenge the likes of the Manchester clubs and Chelsea.
Alderweireld certainly fits the profile of his recent transfer tactics for pursuing younger players with the potential for long term success.
But Rodgers or Canaries manager Chris Hughton will have to make Alderweireld an offer which is impossible to refuse if they want the defensive star to come to the Premier League after he insisted that staying at Ajax won't be a problem next season.
"I don't have the feeling they want to get rid of me, so I don't expect that," he explained. "My new club has to fit me perfectly, otherwise I will stay at Ajax."