According to The Mirror Toby Alderweireld fears he is being frozen out of Tottenham after failing to agree a new contract.
The article adds how the defender is understood to have been axed from the squad for Sunday’s win over Chelsea without an explanation.
Pochettino’s move to leave Alderweireld out came despite Belgium boss Roberto Martinez warning Alderweireld that his place in Russia will be at stake if the 29-year-old does not get more game time.
He being chased by PSG, Chelsea, Manchester United and Barcelona with the club steadfast in refusing to meet his demands for a new deal worth £180,000-a-week.
The centre-back has helped Spurs to enjoy the best defence in the Premier League for the last two seasons however the article added that he is expected to leave this summer with two years left on his contract and a clause set to kick in next year allowing him to leave for just £25million subject to the timing of the deal. If Spurs decide to sell this summer they can command a substantially bigger sum and this looks like the most likely outcome.
What do think of Pochettino leaving Toby out of the squad all together against Chelsea? A bit of cutting his nose off to spite his face or the correct move considering that the Belgian is leaving in all likelihood. Let us know your thoughts below
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