‘I am very happy there’ – Spurs star insists he’s happy but is open about his future

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Toby Alderweireld has revealed that a return to Belgium to continue his footballing career is something which is not off the table in the future.

The 32-year-old also stressed in an interview with Play Sports that by admitting the he would be open to continuing his career in his homeland could be interpreted a potential hint that he is looking to leave Tottenham when in fact he is happy in North London.

The central defender is currently under contract until 2023 and last season found himself 25 of Tottenham’s 38 Premier League matches, including every single top flight minute when Ryan Mason took over as interim head coach (transfermarkt).

Alderweireld is yet to play professional football in Belgium, having been snapped up by Ajax  and his father, Viv hinted last year in an interview with Gazet van Antwerpen that his son could return to Antwerp when his contract comes to a conclusion.

Alderweireld said: “That I can come and play in Belgium? Yes, I can. I’m not saying ‘no’ to that,”

“I am proud of Belgium. Proud of Antwerp. Playing football in Belgium: I would like to experience that. I would like that.

“That is not always in my hands. I am also very happy at Tottenham. If I say now that I want to play football in Belgium, it looks like I want to leave Tottenham. And I don’t.

“Again: I am very happy there. But I am not saying ‘no’ to Belgium beforehand either. We’ll see if it comes my way.”

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