Pochettino makes huge announcement on Alderweireld’s contract

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have a number of players coming towards the end of their contracts at the club this year.

Mousa Dembele, Fernando Llorente, and Michel Vorm all have deals running out in the summer, and will likely leave the club on a free, or for a small fee in January.

However, one man who will soon no longer be on this list is central defender Toby Alderweireld.

Mauricio Pochettino announced today that Tottenham will activate Toby’s year extension at the club, keeping him under contract until the summer of 2020.

This is very similar to the situation with fellow Belgian Jan Vertonghen, whose contract was extended by an extra year earlier this month.

In activating the year extension, the club trigger this release clause, allowing Alderweireld to leave for £25m during a two-week period at the end of the summer transfer window.

What does this mean for the long term future of Toby Alderweireld?

Pochettino said this when asked whether Spurs would extend Toby’s deal, much like Vertonghen’s (Football London): “Yes, for sure. It is obvious. The same situation as Jan.”

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