Pochettino gives Alderweireld contract update

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Mauricio Pochettino has given another update on Toby Alderweireld’s future at Tottenham.

The Belgian defender’s contract at the club has been the subject of plenty of newspapers headlines for a number of months due to his reported £50,000-a-week wage, along with the fact that he has just two years to run on his current deal, with the option of another year’s extension.

While the likes of Hugo Lloris, Dele Alli, Jan Vertonghen, Harry Kane, Eric Dier and even Danny Rose have been rewarded with more lucrative deals, Alderweireld has not put pen to paper.

The question once again reared its head at the weekly press conference and Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino told the media: “He was talking to me in my office today and he’s so happy. He wants to make it clear he is fully committed to the club.

“He’s happy with his contract – two years plus one. It’s not an issue, but he is so relaxed and calm.”

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  1. Definitely the man is worth an improved contract. He is a key part of the future for us. Why are THFC supporters and club directors even having this discussion? Get real please and secure Toby's contract at Spurs.

  2. Alderveireld is a world class player who deserves a world class salary. He also has influence on a good number of players so his loss would have a big impact on Spurs future ambitions.

    Levi is going to have to fund the knock on effect of a good increase with other players too or risk having a first class stadium housing a second class team.

  3. He has to be given an improved deal now the transfer window has closed. He is top drawer and a world class defender who in my opinion should be Captain instead of Lloris. Yes we all know he has 2+ 1 years to run but this about more than that. It is about making a statement that top performance on the pitch for the team will be rewarded and recognised and that the club values world class players.

  4. Toby just has to be rewarded with a new deal he’s looked at as one of the best central defenders in European football come on Daniel pay the man what he’s worth before someone else doe’s

  5. It's not as straight forward as just offer him a new contract. If it were then I'm sure Levy would already have sorted it. The problem is Toby has a clause in his contract which says that if he signs an extension, then a release clause of £25m would be added. Toby will have to agree to removing it which I'm not sure he is. If Levy triggers that Toby will be gone like a flash as £25m is nothing for him.

  6. Finally Warren’s the only one who has a brain it seems, are you all stupid? It’s not a case of Levy opening his wallet and offering more cash its not an auction room! Terms need to be met and both club and player have to agree on a solution. God!!

  7. His worth as much as any other top players are getting! He is one of the best defenders in the premier! So why not , give the man what he deserves or he will leave no question about it !

  8. So based on Warrens comments Toby is looking for a rapid exit from the club irrespective of wage levels. All the talk is about his wages from his agent and the media but we are now being told it's about a £25 million release clause.Are we saying then that Toby wants a salary level commensurate with a top elite club like RM/Barca/ PSG etc and to play for those type of clubs because he also wants to win titles and that despite an increase in wages being offered by us wants the release clause kept as an exit route from the club ? Yet today Pooch is spinning the line that he is very happy at the club. Was Sanchez brought in as a replacement then for Toby at some point. May explain why a deal ha snot been sorted out with one of our best players and why we have bought yet another defensive player.


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