Tottenham fans here in the Tavern are hoping to tie down some of their star men to new contracts, as the possibility of missing out on Champions League football could potentially harm the Lilywhites.
Indeed, there’s an air of excitement surrounding Tottenham’s quest for European dominance this campaign, as Tuesday’s spirited 2-2 draw with Italian giants Juventus was a credit to the club’s efforts thus far. However, they’ll be wishing to see star defender Toby Alderweireld back in their ranks to sure up any weaknesses, as they look to thrive off many more years of success with the Belgian at the club. Although, it appears that there are implications when it comes to a possible future for the central defender, as according to reports in the Daily Mail, Toby Alderweireld wants a big money contract but Spurs aren’t interested in breaking the bank.
Indeed, defender Toby Alderweireld’s wage demands have brought any potential contract discussions to a halt, as it’s believed that the Belgian is seeking a new contract that involves a salary far in the excess of the club’s £110,000-a-week pay limit. Our local residents here in the Tavern now fearing the worst for his future at the club, as talks are thought to be nearing breaking point with such a notable distance between player and club.
And, to add salt to the wounds, world champions Real Madrid are understood to be monitoring the situation closely, with Manchester United and Chelsea also interested in his availability. Indeed, with his contract set to run out in 2019, a one-year extension could possibly be triggered by Spurs, although this would cause for a £25 million release clause to be activated in the player’s contract.
Toby Alderweireld is arguably Spurs’ most influential defender at this moment in time, with their mid-season crisis being mainly down to the absence of the Belgian. And, with contract talks seemingly up in the air for the time being, they should look to meet his demands immediately or face that the defender could seek options elsewhere.
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