The news on the contract front has gone cold at Tottenham. The likes of Christian Eriksen and Toby Alderweireld have to be a top priority when it comes to getting new contracts, and with the Belgian defender, talks have rumbled on for a while. However, after some stellar performances and no signs of unhappiness, the fans are again calling for a deal.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) 18 February 2019
The Belgian defender has proven to be a consummate professional in his time at Tottenham. It was around this time last year that his initial contract talks broke down, and around this time that the defender fell out of favour with Mauricio Pochettino due to the combined issues of contract struggles and injury problems. However, he’s not worked his way back and has been a key figure this season.
Despite this, it seems that striking up a deal with Alderweireld is easier said than done. The Belgian’s original deal was set to expire this summer, however, a one-year extension was activated that also saw a clause come into the deal containing a £25 million release clause. If a new contract arrangement isn’t put into place between now and the summer then that fee will surely be taken up by one of his suitors, and the last thing the fans want is to lose the Belgian.
You can read the Lilywhites’ calls for a new contract for Alderweireld here:
Doesn't sound like a man wanting to leave, just pay him what he's worth and he will stay!
— Richard hack (@tricksterhack) February 18, 2019
This is beautiful – the grass isn’t always greener Toby
— Rachel Martin (@RachelVMartin) 18 February 2019
Pay him what hes worth!!
— (@arranhenderson) 18 February 2019
— Merc with a mouth (@25basin) February 18, 2019
Such a great professional. If he's not signing a new contract, I blame the club. Definitely has years left in him!
— Ashik Jose (@Ashik_Jose) February 18, 2019
For the love of all things good and holy both of you please sign a new contract!
— Theo Constantinides (@ConstantinidesT) February 18, 2019
Give him a nice contract,we all wanna see him in spurs colours at the new ground
— KR4M (@KR4M316) February 18, 2019
Give him what he deserves, I don’t actually get this tinpot club
— A (@AzzAd98) 18 February 2019
Great. Sign a contract then.
— Matthew Bennett (@MattBennett10) February 18, 2019
The Lilywhites would do anything to see Alderweireld renew his deal and would love to see many more years of the ex-Ajax man partnering up with Jan Vertonghen.