There are fears that three Tottenham Hotspur players could leave the club on free transfers next summer, according to The Daily Star.
Toby Alderweireld, Christian Eriksen and Jan Vertonghen are all approaching the final months of their Tottenham deals. With new contract talks stalling with each of them, Tottenham think that all three could jump ship in the summer.
Danny Rose recently revealed that he will run down his Tottenham contract. The England left-back’s deal expires in summer 2021 and he said he will leave Spurs then.
Tottenham now fear that Alderweireld, Eriksen and Vertonghen will go down the same route as Rose. Spurs could lose four first-team players for nothing in the space of two seasons.
Eriksen’s situation has been widely publicised with the Denmark midfielder’s form dropping this season. He was keen to leave Spurs in the summer but he could wait until the end of the season to make his move on a free transfer.
Meanwhile, Tottenham’s two long-serving defenders are also ready to depart on a free transfer if a compromise cannot be reached on a new contract.
Spurs need to try to flog Eriksen in the January transfer window because it is clear he will leave either way. As for Alderweireld and Vertonghen, a decision needs to be made soon.
It is a difficult situation because both have played so well for Spurs over the years but have been disappointing this term. If Tottenham are not willing to extend their contracts, they must try to sell them in January.