Former Spurs star agrees with Alderweireld sale

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Toby Alderweireld

Jermaine Jenas told Yahoo Sports that selling defender Toby Alderweireld to Manchester United may now be the best option after a change of heart on his views on the future of the Belgian centre-back.

Jenas told Yahoo Sport back in December that Tottenham chairman Daniel Level had to do all he could to hold on to manager Mauricio Pochettino, star striker Harry Kane and centre-back Alderweireld.

However speaking again to Yahoo Sports, Jenas has now changed that opinion, after suggesting Davinson Sanchez has already proved he is a worthy replacement to 29-year-old Alderweireld.

“I have changed my mind on this issue from my last interview with Yahoo,”:Jenas said “I love Toby, he is a phenomenal player and Tottenham are better when he is in the team, but he is approaching his 30th birthday and I know how Daniel Levy operates at Spurs when a player gets towards that age. The wage demands, what they can afford and where they need to prioritise and maybe Alderweireld doesn’t fit into that structure.

Jens’s added: “Also, when I said that Spurs had to do everything they could to hang on to Alderweireld, I was not thinking Davinson Sanchez would have had as good as season as he has just had.That Spurs defence looked pretty solid for most of the campaign and Sanchez was a key part of that, so the club may look at how much it would cost to keep Alderweireld and believe they have a better value for money option in Sanchez. In many respects, I probably agree with that.

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