The future of Jan Vertonghen in North London remains unclear, as the Belgian centre back is currently set to leave on a free transfer in a matter of months.
However, long-term teammate and defensive partner, Toby Alderweireld, was handed a new contract earlier this season, keeping him at Spurs until 2023 (BBC).
Alderweireld arrived at Spurs from Atletico Madrid back in 2015 and has since gone on to play for the Lilywhites 201 times, scoring seven goals (Wikipedia).
He has been a favourite at the back under Jose Mourinho, despite the fact that Spurs have performed well below par defensively in recent months.
Toby is currently 31-years-old, meaning that he will be 34 by the time his contract in North London runs out. So, what would be next for the Belgian defender?
He claims that he is thinking about a return to his home country, as he remains a supporter of Berrschot and Antwerp as a whole. He also wants to give his children a normal childhood.
He told Sporza: “I am thinking about returning to Belgium afterwards. I just miss Belgium too.
“Especially for my children, who will then be 3 and 5 years old. My oldest child will then go to primary school and I want to give her a normal childhood. I want to send her to a regular school for those 6 years of primary school without her having to travel.
“I was trained at Germinal Ekeren and Beerschot I am a Beerschot supporter, but I am also a huge fan of Antwerp football as a whole. I am happy that the Antwerp teams are starting to mean something in Belgium.”
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