Toby Alderweireld has not ruled out staying at the club beyond the summer despite the defender being heavily linked with a move to Manchester United.
The 29-year-old has a year left on his contract, with the club having the option to extend for a further year. When asked about staying with us, our no.4 said:
“Yeah, why not? I have two years left on my contract. I don’t know what is going to happen.”
Fans on Twitter reacted to the comments:
Levy will push him out the door
— shaun lewis (@shaunlewis17) 13 June 2018
Not real sure I want him too. He’s undoubtedly quality. I want heart. His ain’t with us.
— Lewis (@lewiscook82) 12 June 2018
Agree, if he stays it has to be with an extension
— Craig Hagarty (@Craiggamble2) 12 June 2018
I feel like people judge Toby too much for what his agent is doing. Rumours became bigger than him.
— røbbos (@EscapeMinded) 12 June 2018
Only wants to stay cause his Man Utd move fell through lol
— Jack • ???????????????????????????? / ???????? (@OurNumber23) 12 June 2018
Best news ever, please do stay Toby. We love you here at Tottenham @AlderweireldTob ????
— ???? (@_Khalid__10) 12 June 2018
As long as he get 200k a week ????
— JH (@Jimmyh699) 13 June 2018
Amazing when you are no longer rated or wanted how your existing club looks like a good deal after all……disappointing!
— Gordon Harris (@johnnyjazzfan) 13 June 2018
Why are people doubting his loyalty? Never did he ever say he wanted to leave. Just wants more pay, which btw is fully justifiable.
— Max Rossiter (@Rossiter21) 13 June 2018
You can hear the passion in his voice!
— Jans•n•Roses (@Jans_n_Roses) 13 June 2018
It’s not the most convincing statement is it? There is no talk of contract discussions being revived with the Belgian international, and with the player available for £25m next year, a departure is still more likely than not.
Toby is probably hedging his bets just in case a move doesn’t materialise this summer. The Manchester Evening News reported earlier this week that we are demanding £70m from United for the centre-back.
The asking price is said to be £20m higher than the Manchester club are willing to pay, leading them to assess other targets.