Tottenham Hotspur centre-back Toby Alderweireld has signed a new contract which will keep him at the club until 2023 (@SpursOfficial).
The Belgian’s previous deal was set to expire in the summer, meaning he could have walked away on a free transfer. However, he has instead opted to commit his future to the north London club.
It represents something of a U-turn from the defender who has been linked with a move away from Tottenham for a while, with Manchester United often mentioned as his potential destination (Daily Star).
Alderweireld initially joined Spurs from Atletico Madrid in 2015 and up until now he has made 179 appearances in all competitions for the club, scoring six goals in that time (Transfermarkt).
He is a mainstay in the heart of defence who has started 16 of their 17 Premier League fixtures this term (Transfermarkt), whilst he also started 12 of their 13 matches en-route to the UEFA Champions League final last season (Transfermarkt).
Naturally most Spurs fans are absolutely delighted that the 30-year-old has penned a new deal, given how important he is to the team.
Here is what some have had to say about it on Twitter…
THE JOSE EFFECT!!
— Hotspur Edition (@HotspurEdition) December 20, 2019
Toby, you’ve been nothing but a total professional throughout these contract negotiations, and it’s clear that you’ve given everything each game for our badge.
We know your loyalty, and we know your ability, and we’re so glad you’ve signed.
Now onto the next chapter.#COYS
— ☃️ sonaldo ☃️ (@SonTwoThree) December 20, 2019
— luke (@hicksatron) December 20, 2019
Wow. Was not expecting that this morning. Great news 👍
— Jay⚽️🔥🥇 (@SlickSonny7) December 20, 2019
OH MY GODDDDDDDDD, THE MOURINHO EFFECT BOYS
— Dan (@thfcdxn) December 20, 2019
What a Christmas present!!!!
— Steve Owen (@SteveOwen16) December 20, 2019
— alex lambert (@alexlam50944704) December 20, 2019
— Dan Pounder (@dannypmt) December 20, 2019
A massive W
— Jack Sawyer (@sawyer_jh) December 20, 2019
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