Report: Senior player tells the club he wants to leave with Spurs open to offers

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Toby Alderweireld has told Tottenham Hotspur that he wants to leave the club this summer, according to The Athletic.

The defender, who is in action for Belgium this evening against Italy is said to be confident of securing his exit once his involvement in Euro 2020 is over.

Alderweireld has been with Spurs for six years after joining from Atlético Madrid in 2015 and went on to form a formidable central defensive partnership with compatriot Jan Vertonghen under the management of Mauricio Pochettino.

The report claims that Spurs are unlikely to stand in the way of the 32-year-old should a suitable offer be received.

Alderweireld is under contract until the summer of 2023 following the contract extension he signed in late 2019.

Belgian news outlet Voetbal 24 claimed last month that the player was waiting to see who Tottenham appoint as their next head coach before making a decision on his future. 

Spurs announced earlier this week that Nuno Espirito Santo had been given the job on a two-year contract.

SpursWeb Opinion

Alderweireld has been a fantastic servant for Tottenham and despite being the wrong side of 30, he has performed better over the past twelve months than Eric Dier and Davinson Sanchez.

If Spurs are to refresh their central defensive options, one of Dier or Sanchez has to follow Alderweireld out of the door to fund a move for a top-quality replacement.

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