The future of Toby Alderweireld at Tottenham was up in the air throughout 2019, with the defender’s contract set to run out at the end of the season.
However, in December, the Belgian put pen to paper on a new deal that would keep him under contract until 2023 (BBC).
Since then, the centre-back has been a near ever-present for Tottenham in defence, playing 27 out of 29 Premier League games so far this season (Wikipedia).
Alderweireld has been a Spurs man for the past five seasons, an integral fixture in the team that pushed for the Premier League in 2016/17 and the Champions League last year.
However, former Leeds United defender, Danny Mills, has now claimed that Alderweireld could in fact leave the club this summer, along with Belgian teammate Jan Vertonghen.
This comes as academy prospect Japhet Tanganga has emerged as an option at the back for Mourinho, as well as Davinson Sanchez, Eric Dier, Juan Foyth, and any potential new summer signings.
Mills told Football Insider: “It is going to be very, very difficult.
“Spurs’ biggest problem is who they lose. Vertonghen, Alderweireld could well go and they have already lost Eriksen.
“It is going to be interesting to see what happens in the transfer market and who is prepared to spend money with everything that is going on.
“There is always a spin and an argument to justify spending but it will interesting to see how that dynamic fits with fans.”
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