Former Leeds United and England defender Danny Mills believes that Toby Alderweireld May have already decided upon his future.
The Belgian defender is within the last twelve months of his contract at Tottenham Hotspur and remained at the club after his £25million transfer release clause lapsed earlier this week.
Mills has claimed that the 30-year-old former Ajax man will see out the remainder of the season in North London with the intention of leaving the club as a free agent.
Alderweireld would be in the position to command a hefty signing on fee from a prospective club next summer due to the fact that there would be no transfer fee to be paid.
Mills told Football Insider: “There’s every chance (he’s looking at a free transfer). He might be thinking they’ve signed one or two good players, he’ll play for Spurs this season, still be early 30s and the free transfer, he can go where he wants to.
“Even if it’s a season on big money. I’m sure he’s weighed up all the options. The thing is at his age, were many clubs going to give him a three-year deal? Possibly not.
“If he takes another year at Tottenham, someone will definitely offer him a year-on-year option after that. It’s not always easy.”
He enjoyed an impressive season having held down a regular place in the heart of the Spurs defence alongside his compatriot Jan Vertonghen.
At 30, Alderweireld could be looking for one last big pay day before his career comes to a close. Most Spurs fans will be hoping that Daniel Levy will be able to persuade him that his future lies in N17.
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