Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly increasingly convinced that Toby Alderweireld will sign a new contract at the club. The Sun is reporting that there ‘is a belief’ at Spurs that the Belgian will sign on the dotted line of new terms at the club this season.
Alderweireld is out of contract in the summer and had a £25 million release clause active throughout the summer. However, despite some tentative interest from Italian side Roma, Alderweireld remained at Tottenham.
Now the club feels that the 30-year-old will commit his future beyond the summer and not leave on a free.
However, the report does not have similar news on his countryman Jan Vertonghen. The fellow Tottenham centre-back is also out of contract in the summer and his ‘future remains uncertain’. The 31-year-old was dropped for both of Tottenham’s opening two games of the season and his future at the club is seemingly in doubt.
It has always seemed as though Alderweireld looked a likely departure either this summer or next from Tottenham, with Vertonghen more likely to stick around.
However, it seems the Belgian’s might have performed a complete reversal on that theory.
Tottenham fans would undoubtedly like to see both players stick around for as long as possible. But with the Belgian duo both into their 30’s, handing them lucrative deals is looking unlikely. Perhaps only Alderweireld will survive beyond the end of the season.