Tottenham Hotspur centre-half Toby Alderweireld’s future has been subject to a lot of speculation over the course of the summer. While a lot of clubs were said to be tracking the Belgian international (Calciomercato), there was no club that was willing to activate his £25 million release clause, which expired as of Friday (Evening Standard).
The Daily Mail reports that the club has made multiple contract offers to the defender, thought to be in the region of around £150,000-a-week, but it is claimed that the Spurs player has rejected every offer thus far.
The report goes onto claim that Alderweireld is aware that he can earn a lot more if he moves as a free agent next summer.
While some Spurs fans moaned that it was a no-win situation for the club, others insisted that the defender deserved to get his wish of leaving on a free transfer for massive wages after his many years of loyal service to the Lilywhites.
We really need to sort something out with #alderweireld and #eriksen , both have a year left. Whoever stays needs to be offered a 3 year contract in order to hold value. We cant have either player leave on a free next year.
— 《 Perry 》 (@mrdarrenperry) July 22, 2019
So basically with all these Dybala links- it’s never going to happen & we’ll lose Eriksen & Alderweireld next summer on free transfers 🤔 Have to get Lo Celso & Sessegnon done ASAP & a full back! Surely these links to Andy Carroll are as much bullshit as Dybala 😂 #THFC #COYS
— Matt Ford (@MattFord87) July 26, 2019
Alderweireld back at Spurs for another year is wonderful news and if he walks for free in a year, aged 31 and having given Tottenham the best 5 years of his career, I say good luck to him. With Sanchez having had another year to develop alongside Vertonghen and Foyth improving. https://t.co/shEufz2ZkY
— Lewis Wiltshire (@LewisWiltshire) July 26, 2019
Alderweireld cost us 11m and has given us 5 years of being one of the best defenders in Prem. If he wants to stay one more year then go on a free he owes us nothing. Has been a fantastic investment IMO and hes 30+ now.
— Swainy (@SwainySpurs) July 26, 2019
Toby Alderweireld on a free next summer to Juve for massive wages seems like the end game for him.
— Matt Hrdlicka (@theRealHrdlicka) July 26, 2019
Spurs Web Opinion
Daniel Levy certainly won’t like the prospect of allowing Alderweireld to leave on a free. So if he doesn’t put pen to paper on a new deal, we at Spurs Web think it is still likely that he will leave this summer or at least next January. However, we believe that the club should hang on to him for the entirety of next season and allow him to leave on a free next summer.
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