Much has been said about the Belgian superstar this summer, as Alderweireld has been linked with a move away to Man United ever since the window first edged open.
However, Daniel Levy held his ground on his £70m valuation of the defender, keeping the attempts of the Red Devils at bay.
Now, reports are suggesting that Alderweireld could in fact still at the end of this season, as part of a £25m deal in the summer.
Tottenham have the option to extend the Belgian’s contract by an extra year, however this will activate a £25m buy out clause which comes into play during one week of the summer transfer window.
Jermaine Jenas told Express Sport: “Spurs 100 per cent still need Toby. Davinson Sanchez is a good player but he’s not the finished article and he’s not better than Toby.”
“Toby and Jan [Vertonghen] together is quite possibly the best or the second-best centre-half pairing in the world.
“People probably argue Raphael Varane and Sergio Ramos [at Real Madrid], who run them close.
“Why you wouldn’t want that, I don’t know.
“I think his age and the fact that he’s started to pick up a few injuries doesn’t help Toby.
“From United’s point of view they were saying ‘why should we pay £60million when we can get him for £25million?.
“I’m almost certain if he’s not gone by the end of this window already, then he’ll go to United.”
Tottenham purchased the highly-rated centre-back from Atletico Madrid back in 2015, after he impressed during a loan spell at Southampton.
Three seasons after this £11m purchase, and Spurs are still set to make a profit on the player.
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