Tottenham Hotspur are in amazing shape heading towards Christmas this season and are still in all four major competitions.
Spurs are enjoying their best-ever start in the Premier League after 16 games, currently sitting third behind Liverpool and Man City.
Tottenham also qualified for the round of 16 in the Champions League with a well-earned draw at the Camp Nou on Tuesday.
All in all, it is shaping up to be a very good season for Spurs, despite still waiting on their new stadium to be finished.
However, one problem looms larger by the week, and that is the rapidly declining Toby Alderweireld contract.
The Belgian defender has under six months left on his current deal, and although Spurs can extend it for a year, this will make him available for just £25m of a club were to complete the transfer at least 14 days before the closure of the window next summer due to the insertion of a new release clause.
In my opinion, Spurs should be laying out bumper new deals for both Toby and Eriksen as soon as possible, before other clubs come sniffing around.
Putting these players on similar wages to Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris may cost a lot, but replacing them if they leave on frees or for low money will cost far more.
It makes economical and footballing sense to get them tied down to big new deals before the end of the season.
Even if the club ends up losing them after they sign, at least then they will be able to negotiate a good price at the very worst.
I think every Spurs fan would excuse the lack of signings if these big players were kept in North London.
Everyone saw the passion on Alderweireld’s face after the final whistle at the Camp Nou. The man clearly still loves the badge.
Sit Toby down, offer him £150k-£200k a week, and see what happens. Please, Levy.
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