Tottenham are keen to restart contract discussions with defender Toby Alderweireld in a bid to thrash out a new “long-term deal”, according to Football Insider.
The reputable football website reports that Spurs are wanting to re-open talks about his current deal in order to get him to stay at the club during the summer transfer window, a time when his £26 million release clause can be triggered.
The report adds that Tottenham have not backed down to the prospect of the mainstay – who has made 42 appearances in all competitions this season – leaving, and are wanting to agree a new long-term deal with the Belgian international.
Spurs’ fans will be over the moon that the club are hopeful of thrashing out a new long term deal for Alderweireld soon. There have been some clubs sniffing around him, namely Manchester United, and securing his long term future at the club is just the tactic needed to deter them from trying to sign him in the summer. His release clause can be triggered as soon as the window opens, so Spurs better get a move on if they want Alderweireld to remain at the club. He has been excellent recently, and there may be the chance that he will be convinced to stay because of Tottenham’s wonderful run in the Champions League. If they end up winning the competition, surely the 30-year-old will want to stay, right? Spurs have never won it, and if they managed to, that could just be the thing that makes him commit his future in North London.