Report: Spurs defender could stay as £25m value has not yet been met

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur will be hoping to keep hold of their star centre-back, Toby Alderweirled, for the next season and possibly beyond.

Spurs extended the Belgian’s contract for an extra season back in early 2019, but this triggered a clause that makes him available for just £25m this summer (Guardian).

The low buyout clause is set to run out on July 26, but Sky Sports reported this week that Roma are interested on taking Alderweireld this summer.

However, Football London have since reported that no club has yet met the £25m valuation for Alderweireld, with Roma discussing a deal but not hitting that set number.

The Express have gone so far as to add that Tottenham now expect that Alderweireld will remain at the club beyond the summer.

They chalk this up to Alderweireld’s representatives demanding high wages from the Italian side.

However, the report does state that if Toby stays, he will likely leave on a free in the summer of 2020.

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  1. Truth be told this whole story never made much sense. Suggesting Toby would be that eager to leave Spurs where he is a perennial power in the back to go to Roma who I love but is certainly not a step up from Spurs for similar wages just doesn’t make sense and then to believe Spurs should take anything less than the very low 25 mil buyout clause made even less sense. At that price u would think even if he does go for free next summer spurs world likely keep him. I just think this is typical of the Italian media which love to exaggerate the progression of deal talks . I dunno if this gets done but I doubt it does fit any less than the 25 mil buyout clause


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