Summer Tottenham exit? Alderweireld transfer announcement leaves Premier league on high alert
Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld has alerted a number of Premier League sides to a possible summer deal, after announcing he could leave in the summer.
Alderweireld is regarded as one of the best central defenders in the Premier League and has been a mainstay in Mauricio Pochettino’s side, helping Spurs continue to play in the Champions League and challenge for the Premier League title.
But over the past twelve months there has been constant speculation in the media that he could leave the club, with many reports suggesting that Tottenham do not want to pay him the kind of wages that he is demanding, which are believed to be around the £150,000-a-week mark.
And that has led to speculation that the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United are just a few of the many clubs that are interested in securing his signature at the end of the season, as all three still need to improve their back-lines in the coming transfer windows.
Now the Belgium international said his only focus is on ensuring Spurs end their season well, but does not know if he will be at the club next season.
He told Sky Sports News: “There’s a lot to play for this season. And in the end I have a year contract left at Spurs, so I don’t look further than this season.
“Other things I don’t know. I am very happy at Spurs, so we will see what the future brings.
“I still feel very fit. I think I played a lot of minutes this season so I showed that I am fit – I don’t feel 30, I feel younger.
“So as I said, I am very happy and I just try to watch game-by-game. This season there is a lot to play for so I will give my best for that.”
Here us what we think on Alderweireld
The big Belgian is one of the best defenders in the premier League and Spurs should give him the kind of contract he deserves, especially if they wish to keep challenging for the Premier League title.
They cannot let him join one of their rivals as that will improve their squads, so at the end of the day they need to get Alderweireld signed up to a new deal, as there are not too many better alternatives out there.