Toby Alderweireld has spoken out on his future at the club in a recent interview with a Belgian newspaper.
When asked by De Zondag about whether he will be leaving the club this summer, the 29-year-old replied:
“I have another two years’ contract. Tottenham will decide my future. Of course, I have my own idea.”
Fans on Twitter reacted to Toby’s words with some pleading for him to stay, while others are happy to see him go:
Please, let's go back to the good old times. pic.twitter.com/dhNmqgkJrs
— ???? (@_Khalid__10) 5 June 2018
In other words “i’m still in contract, the club want me to stay, but i want to leave and probably will”
— Sam (@SimplyKane_) 5 June 2018
Outstanding defender, however, an injury-blighted season coupled with the super season from @daosanchez26 has shown he wasn't that big a miss. He's not the talisman & demanding a huge salary when he's barely played is selfish & greed. It's not like he'd be scraping by on £100k pw
— Dyllun Vadher (@IttoReborn) 5 June 2018
Your own idea needs to come out for the fans sake who adore you instead of chasing medals stay and win them at Spurs Super Future C????YS
— DAVSPURS (@davspurs) 5 June 2018
He knows well that in two years time he will never get the wages he demands or contract he wants.
— Luda (@Luda_6550) 5 June 2018
— Chris John Wood (@chrisjohnwood18) 5 June 2018
Just get as much as we can for him! Or pay him what he wants!
— Terry O'Leary (@TerryOLeary4) 5 June 2018
— Alex Sams (@RundownA) 5 June 2018
Toby has not agreed to a new contract to stay with us, and with the player available for just £25m next summer, it seems more likely than not that he’ll leave before the start of next season.
However, so far, it seems there has been no approach for our no.4 from any club. The Mirror have consistently reported that Manchester United are poised to make a substantial bid for the defender, but no offer has materialised
It’s likely that this will drag on until after the World Cup. No player wants to be distracted by transfer talk during the tournament, and with Belgium’s first group game in just 13 days time, it unlikely things will be resolved before then.