Pochettino gives update on Alderweireld contract talks

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Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that he plans to talk to Toby Alderweireld next week regarding the defender’s future at Tottenham Hotspur.

The Belgian international’s future at Spurs has been in doubt for a number of months after new contract talks stalled.

Alderweireld currently earns around £50,000-a-week and is said to be refusing to budge on his £150,000-a-week demands, the club apparently did increase their offer to £110,000-a-week in line with the likes of Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris, but a deal was not done.

His contract runs out in 2020, but has a clause in his current agreement that allows him to leave for £25m next summer if no deal is agreed.

When asked if he expects Toby Alderweireld to be at the club next season, Pochettino told the press conference: “I think now we need to focus on finishing in the best way. Finishing third is the most important thing now. Then from Monday we will talk about all that is going to happen next season. That is the moment. Now is not a moment to talk about individual situations.

Poch was then asked if he will talk with the defender next week: “Of course. We are going to be ready from the moment we finish the season to talk about the important things for the next season of course.”

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  1. Let’s hope something positive comes out of this, by mutual agreement. He’s well loved and respected and he is at the right club — something that applies to Mauricio Pochettino and Toby Alderweireld alike.

  2. A little bit of hope there. I can understand them leaving him out, with all three of them fit, but it can’t have helped negotiations. The standing ovation he got when he came on for 10 minutes on Wednesday was fantastic and showed the love we fans have for him. His reading of the game and his brilliant long passing is really missed when he doesn’t play. It gives us another dimension, especially when say Dembele isn’t playing. If something is agreed next week, then brilliant news, or we need to find a replacement and just hope he doesn’t move to an English rival, unless we can do a swap for someone we really want in return. Rashford or Martial for instance, would be amazing for me.

    • i think The standing ovation he got when he came on was for the chelsea huddersfield result though it should have been for Toby i agree


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