The future of Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld is still unclear, as we inch towards the new Premier League season.
The Belgian defender had his contract extended by an extra year back in early 2019, but this triggered a certain clause in his contract.
Alderweireld would subsequently become available for rival clubs to pinch for just £25m this summer, until the final two weeks of the transfer window (Guardian).
Now a week into July, there have been no reported bids for Toby, although he has been linked as a makeweight in a Tottenham deal for Roma’s Nicolo Zaniolo (Corriere dello Sport).
A number of the Tottenham first team returned to training today, including Eric Dier, Lucas Moura, Harry Winks, Kieran Trippier, and more.
However, some Spurs fans are analysing Alderweireld’s latest private pre-season training video, posted to Instagram, and many are concluding that it is a ‘sales video’.
Some argue it looks like an advert, while others point out that there isn’t a Spurs badge in sight. What do you think?
Sales video. Not a Spurs crest in sight
— DeltaDrift (@DeltaDrift) July 6, 2019
Am I the only person thinking this looks like an advert selling Toby Alderweireld?!! “Look what I can do!” I don’t want him to go but he is running out of time if he wants a new club …
— Jo (@Akkers72) July 5, 2019
On closer reflection, he’s keeping his options open as he’s wise to! No Spurs kit in sight, not on Spurs premises!! It is a mini advert, showing he’s in good shape but also preparing for the season ahead with Spurs!! We need to keep seasoned Pro’s like Toby & Rose!! Not just KIDS
— Tunde (@Tunde98091312) July 6, 2019
He did this last year when everybody speculating that he is going to Man Utd.
Not wearing a Spurs training kit, ‘showing off what I can do’ or preparing to go to another club? What happened? He stayed.
— Michelle De Gelas (@GelasMichelle) July 6, 2019
To get fit so he passed a medical at a new club probably
— Geordieandproud (@Geordieonhol) July 5, 2019
Did the same last year just getting himself peak for any medical he has coming up
— Chris (@Chris1Cann) July 5, 2019
25m release clause active in August. Gotta be fit for any medicals ?
— Pat (@pjmgrahammm) July 5, 2019
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