Sporting director rules out transfer for Spurs duo

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Dom Le Roy

The future of Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld at Tottenham Hotspur is uncertain given the fact that both of their contracts expire in the summer of 2020.

Alderweireld could even be set to walk away from the club this summer of a bid of £25million or above is received before the final two weeks of the upcoming transfer window to trigger a release clause in his contract.

One destination which the pair will not be moving to any time soon is a return to former club Ajax.

Alderweireld, 30 and Vertonghen, 31, however, feel that it is too soon in their career to return to Amsterdam, according to the club’s sporting director Marc Overmars.

The Champions League quarter-finalists have seen some of their former sons rejoin the club with Daley Blind and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar both now back playing in the Dutch capital.

Spurs fans will certainly be hoping that the club can keep the defensive duo in North London for some time yet.

“Of course those players always say that they want to come back to Amsterdam,” Overmars told Ziggo Sport, via Football Oranje.

“But then when I always call them you often hear that you have to wait a few years. 

“So I think with these two players we have to be patient and see what the future holds. It is still too early now.”

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