The Belgian defender has revealed he sees himself playing for Spurs next campaign
With the Champions League final inching ever closer, one big concern for Mauricio Pochettino and Spurs will be whether it marks Toby Alderweireld’s final game for the club. The Belgian’s contract expires in the summer of 2020 and all signs had pointed to the defender being cashed in on at the end of the season, but it now appears that the 30-year-old could be set to stay for the remainder of his deal.
Valued at £36m by Transfermarkt, Alderweireld insisted via the Evening Standard, that his only focus is on the team right now, and that ‘I have one year left on my contract, so in my head, I will play for Spurs next season.’ The news was met with understandable relief from Tottenham fans on social media who were beginning to dread the prospect of losing one of their star centre-backs ahead of the new season.
Some on Twitter labelled it as ‘great news’ and revealed their delight at keeping Alderweireld on board for another campaign at the very least. Indeed, many clamoured for the former Ajax man to extend his deal at the club, and joked that they’ll need the Belgium international to ‘help defend their Champions League title’ next year.
Check out some of the delighted reaction of Spurs fans on Twitter to the news Alderweireld is likely to stay for next season.
Great news if true !!! COYS
— Nick matthews (@Nickmat79111082) May 28, 2019
That’s the ticket. Good lad.
— Anthony Heard (@AnthonyH7) May 28, 2019
— THFC (@RealDGGHD) May 28, 2019
I’m so happy that @AlderweireldTob is going to play for spurs for the new season COYS
— Kyle Vinyard (@KyleVinyard7) May 28, 2019
Renew your contract and you can continue all you want
— frank castle (@animalised_) 28 May 2019
We’ll need him to help us defend our CL title
— Andrew Taylor (@AndyTFR) 28 May 2019
Brilliant news. A world class defender and outstanding Spurs player. COYS !
— Christopher Crowley (@Christo70307189) May 28, 2019
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