Report: Levy claims it is impossible to make a player sign a contract if they don’t want to

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Tottenham Hotspur are struggling on and off the pitch so far this season, taking just three wins from the eleven games across all competitions.

Spurs also have three senior players coming towards the ends of their respective contracts at the club in Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen, and Toby Alderweireld.

This trio has been an integral part of the Pochettino regime and the push for a Premier League and Champions League trophy over the past few years.

Unfortunately, all three are currently set to leave the club on free transfers at the end of the season, unless new deals can be signed between now and then.

Another option would be selling the stars in January, although they would also each have the opportunity to talk to non-English sides about pre-contract agreements in the new year.

Minutes from a recent meeting between the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust board, members of the executive board, and senior club staff (including Daniel Levy), have revealed that the Chairman claimed you cannot force a player to sign a new deal when they don’t want to (as reported by the Daily Mail).

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You can assume that Levy was probably talking about Eriksen here, and potential Alderweireld too. I get the feeling that Vertonghen is happy to sign a new deal if the club decide to offer him one. Let’s just hope that Levy has replacements lined up.

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