Spurs confident of agreeing new deal with Toby Alderweireld as star defender looks set to remain in North London after fending off interest from some of Europe’s top clubs
- Spurs looked like losing Toby Alderweireld this summer for £25million
- However, the Belgian remains in Mauricio Pochettino’s squad and is set to stay
- The Spurs hierarchy are now keen for the defender to sign a contract extension
Tottenham Hotspur are rumoured to be close to agreeing a contract extension with Toby Alderweireld after the Belgian’s future in North London faced uncertainty throughout the summer.
The Sun reports that those at the top of the Spurs hierarchy are confident that the 30-year-old defender will sign a new deal with the club.
Due to a clause in his contract, Alderweireld was free to leave the club this summer for £25million. The cut price figure led to interest from a number of Europe’s top clubs, including Manchester City, Manchester United and Roma.
Spurs remain confident that they can tie defender Toby Alderweireld down to a new contract
Due to a clause on his contract, the Belgian was available to leave for £25million this summer
However, those clubs sought alternatives and Alderweireld remained in Mauricio Pochettino’s squad for the new Premier League season.
The Belgian’s current contract, which he signed following his £11.5million transfer from Atletico Madrid in 2015, expires next summer, with those at Spurs keen to tie down the defender to an extended deal.
Alderweireld and fellow countryman Jan Vertonghen are the two senior central defenders at the club, and the latter’s future has also faced uncertainty as hi contract looks to expire next summer too.
Meanwhile, Christian Eriksen’s time at Spurs may be drawing to a close. Sportsmail report that the Danish playmaker could be allowed to leave before the end of the European transfer window should Tottenham receive a £50million bid for the midfielder.
Manchester United were interested in Alderweireld, but opted to sign Harry Maguire instead