Could Toby Alderweireld’s long-term future set to be at Tottenham?

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Pochettino Alderweireld

Tottenham Hotspur will make one final attempt to agree a new contract with Toby Alderweireld.

The Belgian defender’s situation at Spurs has been well documented over the past few months. His current deal is due to expire next summer but has a clause that enables the club to extend it by 12 months.

However, the same clause also allows Alderweireld to leave next summer for £25.4 million before the final 14 days of the transfer window.

According to Belgian news outlet HLN, Spurs are prepared to re-open contract negotiations with the 29-year-old who was heavily linked with moves to Manchester United, PSG and Bayern Munich during the current transfer window.

Alderweireld is said to earn around £60,000-a-week within his current deal at the club from when he joined from Atletico Madrid in 2015 and is some way behind the likes of Harry Kane who earns £200,000-a-week after putting pen to paper before the World Cup.

Frankly, we need to move heaven and earth to tie down Toby to a new contract, pay the man what he wants.  His displays against Fulham and Manchester United have reminded everyone of exactly what a quality player he is.

Should Alderweireld be paid on par with Harry Kane?  Have your say below…

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8 COMMENTS

  1. if he is earning 60k a week lets push him up to 65k sign him and remove the clause its 5k more than he earns now so a winner

  2. I believe he was offered 130 K per week but Mourinho told him he could get more with them. Can’t blame Toby for wanting to see if MU would come through. They didn’t. Let’s offer him a new 3 year contract and get on with it. Ericksen and Dele too as quickly as possible.

  3. A strikers job is to score goals to win matches, a defenders job is to help keep the goals out for the same reason! He is equally as important as Kane so just pay him the same. He’s a world class defender and we’re not going to find anyone as good as him!

  4. If he is valued at 50m and that drops to 25m if he does not sign a new contract that is a loss of 25m to the club. Pay him what he wants and it will cost a lot less than the 25m Spurs will lose otherwise.

    David Brown

  5. Ok so last year Toby wasn’t really involved in how we went about our business and our game plan and how we finally finished with a final league position of 3rd place COYS. But on the whole I say! Give him 150pw and the rest is performance and league position based.. the guy is awesome and he needs be love like we all do…

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