According to The Daily Mail the club are refusing to relax their stringent wage structure as fears over the future of Toby Alderweireld grow.
The article talks of the importance of the Belgian to Mauricio Pochettino’s side being underlined in recent weeks, with us registering one Premier League win in five in his absence from a hamstring injury.
It adds that concerns are growing that the club could be forced to sell Alderweireld this summer with talks over a new deal at deadlock.
Toby earns £50,000-per-week – which the article adds is a low amount in relation to players of his quality in the Premier League.
and at the age of 28, Alderweireld knows this could be the last big contract of his career and the article says he is looking for a deal north of the Tottenham’s current £110,000-per-week wage ceiling.
The article adds that talks are at a standstill with Spurs unwilling to meet Alderweireld’s demands but that the club still hope to make a breakthrough before the summer.
The impasse poses a delicate problem for the club going into the coming months.
It’s noted that Alderweireld’s current deal expires in the summer of 2019,with the option to extend the deal by a further 12 months however this would activate a release clause in Alderweireld’s contract allowing him to leave for £25million in the summer transfer window immediately after the clause was activated.
The article says we are facing a huge dilemma over their next move knowing Alderweireld is worth potentially double £25million meaning activating the year’s extension would expose them to accepting a relatively low fee for arguably Europe’s best centre back.
The article concludes by saying It is understood Alderweireld is in no rush to sign an extension, perhaps understandable given the strong position he finds himself and that he will not be short of offers if he is made available for transfer, with Manchester City known to be long term admirers.
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