Tottenham fans have got a huge summer awaiting them in the next few months. They have no World Cup to worry about and will hopefully have a full squad for pre-season as a summer shakeup is expected. One player who could be set to leave is Toby Alderweireld, although according to The Sun, the defender could still negotiate a new deal.
[@SunSport] now understands Tottenham Hotspur are considering the possibility of re-entering in contract negotiations with Toby Alderweireld.
— Ricky Sacks (@RickSpur) 14 April 2019
The fact that Toby Alderweireld could leave for a meagre fee of just £25 million is frankly ludicrous. The defender has failed to renew his contract in North London, and whilst it was set to expire this summer, a one-year extension clause was activated which also triggered the aforementioned release clause. However, should a new deal be agreed then the Belgian could have that release clause scrapped.
According to The Sun’s article, not only are Spurs willing to renew a new deal, but the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal are all keen to jump in and poach the Belgian from Mauricio Pochettino’s side at the cut-price fee this summer. The chances of Alderweireld leaving are looking hight at the moment, though, and it will be a sad day in North London should he leave.
You can read the Lilywhites’ verdict on Alderweireld here:
‘Considering’? Seriously, what is there to consider?! Even with everything going on he’s been our best centre back this season & gives his all every game. True professional, just give him what he wants!
— Matt Ford (@MattFord87) April 14, 2019
It is madness to sell him. Pay him as much as we can. Legend. Should be our Captain
— LWOS Tottenham Hotspur (@THFCFootballCO) April 14, 2019
Cause it’s the sun newspaper I don’t believe it…but for this time I hope I’m wrong, big Toby deserves a new contract
— kevin coleman (@kevinco87486098) 14 April 2019
— Mark Hurst (@Retro80sHusty) April 14, 2019
Need to keep Toby, too good to let go for 25 mill. #COYS
— Steve Stagg (@SteveStagg8) April 14, 2019
Just pay him, he’s worth every penny. FGS
— NCRIPT (@NCRIPT) April 14, 2019
Give him same as kane,not had a bad game all season
— carl wilson (@silvercab49) April 14, 2019
We need to keep him.
— Peter Jakobek (@PZJ) April 14, 2019
It makes no sense at all in selling him for £25m, so it’s a no-brainer to try and sort out the contract issues, he’s also not looking like a player that wants out.
— Gary (@garydonTHFC) April 14, 2019
The Lilywhites want nothing more than to sign Alderweireld up to a bumper new deal with no release clause, and as far as they’re concerned it should be Daniel Levy’s main priority.