Tottenham Hotspur and Toby Alderweireld signed a new long-term contract today, keeping the player at the club until 2023.
This huge news for the Lilywhites as the Belgian defender had been set to leave in 2020 when his contract ran out in the summer.
Not only are they retaining the services of one of the Premier League’s best central defenders, but they also avoid taking a hit on losing him for free.
Alderweireld has started every single game under Jose Mourinho so far, and is seemingly back to his best form in a Tottenham shirt.
Spurs now have just two senior players leaving on free deals in the summer as things stand, Jan Vertonghen and Christian Eriksen.
While many would see Vertonghen as the most likely of the duo to sign, Jose Mourinho today warned in his press conference that he did not think the Alderweireld contract would start a domino effect involving Jan and Christian.
On Alderweireld, says he does not think it will lead to a domino effect with Vertonghen & Eriksen and plays down 'Mourinho effect' in deal.
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) December 20, 2019
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