Spurs chairman opens up on new contracts as three first-team stars face free exits

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Tottenham Hotspur chairman, Daniel Levy, has a bit of a headache to deal with in North London at the moment as three of his first-team stars edge towards free exits.

Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, and Christian Eriksen are all well into the final year on their respective contracts at Tottenham.

As things stand, they can all talk to non-English clubs in January before leaving on free transfers in the summer of 2020.

The last thing that Levy will want is to lose three prized assets for absolutely nothing, which would surely then put pressure on him to spend big in the summer window.

The chairman opened up to the Evening Standard about the prospect of new contracts this week, stating that the conditions have to be right for a new deal to be agreed.

He refused to comment on individual players, but it does not take a genius to assume that Toby, Jan, and Christian are playing on his mind.

Levy said (Standard): “My view is really simple. For a player to sign a new contract, not only have the conditions got to be right but the player has got to want to do it. It is up to those players whether they want to stay at Tottenham and we’ll see.

“I don’t want to comment on ­individual players too much. I actually think it is unfair. Every circumstance is different. There may be a player who wants to stay, there may be a player we don’t want to stay.”

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