Report: Spurs growing in confidence that star will sign new contract

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have a trio of key players who are in the last twelve months of their respective contracts in North London.

Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen and Christian Eriksen could all potentially leave the club next summer for nothing when the become free agents.

However, The Sun report that there is increasing confidence within the Tottenham ranks that Toby Alderweireld will put pen to paper on a contract extension.

Tottenham decided to trigger an option in Alderweireld’s existing deal in January which would keep him at the club until the summer of 2020.

By extending the deal, it meant that it activated a £25million transfer release clause which remarkably was not exercised by any clubs in the summer window (Metro).

The report claims that Alderweireld will remain in Mauricio Pochettino’s long-term blueprint for the future if he does extend his stay at the club.

Alderweireld has been a rock at the heart of the Spurs defence since his £11.4million switch from Atletico Madrid in 2015 (Guardian).

Opinion

Persuading Alderweireld to sign a new contract would represent a huge boost, especially considering Jan Vertonghen’s uncertain future at the club.

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