Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld was the subject of much speculation through the summer.
The Belgian centre back was constantly linked with a move to Manchester United, but remained at Tottenham come the close of the window.
Alderweireld only has a year let on his current contract, and will likely leave at the end of this season, even if Spurs activate his year-long extension.
Spurs bought Toby from Atletico Madrid, but before his days in Spain he enjoyed many years in the Ajax youth system and first team.
He made almost 200 appearances for Ajax in the early days of his career before moving to Atletico in 2013.
Tottenham face Ajax’s fierce rivals PSV tomorrow evening in the Champions League, and it has prompted Toby to talk about his footballing future.
The defender expressed his desire to return to Ajax one day, but ensured it would not be after he was past his peak.
He told De Telegraaf: “Never say never. At this moment in my career I don’t think about that yet. I think I can go on for years at this level. If I ever did, it is not to take it easy.
“I do not want to be 36-years-old and can hardly walk. When I return, I certainly want to leave something. And not only in the dressing room.
“Of course it is close to home in Belgium and I have a bond with the club, because I played football at Ajax for eight years. Achieving championships, the third star, experience.”
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