Tottenham Hotspur have a number of players now into the final year of their respective contracts, including first-team stars Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen, and Toby Alderweireld.
However, the club have been given somewhat of a boost in the last 24 hours as Alderweireld’s £25m release clause expired, all but sealing his future as a Spurs player for the next season at least (Standard).
This release clause came after Tottenham extended his contract in early 2019, but was set to run out two weeks before the new season (Guardian).
If clubs were unwilling to pay £25m, it is extremely unlikely they will meet Daniel Levy’s reported £40m price tag now (Telegraph).
Tottenham are now said to be prepared to open fresh contract talks with the 30-year-old, as Pochettino remains keen on keeping Toby at the club for years to come (Independent).
This would certainly be a huge boost for the North London outfit, as Alderweireld and Vertonghen have been a heavy feature of Spurs’ backline success in recent seasons.
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