Pochettino gives update on Alderweireld’s future

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Mauricio Pochettino has insisted that Toby Alderweireld has two years to left on his contract and will play for Tottenham Hotspur again.

The Belgian international has not played a Premier League game for the club since October, when he picked up a hamstring injury during the Champions League win against Real Madrid at Wembley.

We all know that Alderweireld is in a contract stalemate with the club and in his absence, Jan Vertonghen and Davinson Sanchez have been at the heart of the Spurs defence.

Pochettino has previously told the media that Alderweireld’s omission from the side is not due to any personal issues with the former Southampton player, but instead is down to the form of his current central defenders.

The contract issue boils down to the fact that there is a clause in his current deal which states that he can be bought for just £25million in the summer of 2019.

Pochettino told the media, today: “We make a drama sometimes for small things. After 14 games unbeaten, we’re not going to talk about players injured for a long time. Toby is still our player, two year contract.

“I am sure that he is going to play until the end of the season. He is doing well, training, he just needs to wait for his opportunity.”

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