Alderweireld says he is ‘proud’ to work under Mourinho amidst new contract rumours

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur could potentially lose three of their most senior first-team players at the end of this season if they are not careful.

Christian Eriksen, Toby Alderweireld, and Jan Vertonghen all have under a year remaining on their respective contracts in North London.

This means that all three could leave on free deals in the summer, which each of them also having the opportunity to talk to potential non-English suitors in January.

While Eriksen was dropped from the starting XI for both of Mourinho’s first two matches in charge, Toby Alderweireld started both in defence alongside Davinson Sanchez.

Meanwhile, Vertonghen missed the West Ham game through injury before returning to the bench on Tuesday in the Champions League.

It has been reported that Alderweireld could yet sign an extension in North London after Mourinho’s appointment (DHNet). The Belgian centre-back may have added fuel to those flames this week with his comments regarding the Special One too.

Alderweireld said (HLN): “I am happy that I’m playing. I’m proud to work with a manager that has won it all. I am grateful that I can become a better player under him. I want to repay him for the faith he has shown in me.”

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