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Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld has been heavily linked with an exit this summer after the club has struggled to come to terms with the defender’s high week demands. The club does not want pay such high wages and may sell him this summer as he has a release clause in his contract which will drop his value to £25 million next summer.
Alderweireld just made three appearances for them since returning from injury in February. Though Mauricio Pochettino claimed that his absence is not due to contract situations but it’s hard to believe because the defender was one of the first names in the starting XI before transfer talk was sparked.
The 29 year old is still one of the best centre-back in the world and has been strongly linked with a move to rivals Manchester United who are looking to bolster their defense this summer. Jose Mourinho is a big admirer of him and has been looking at the possibilities to sign him.
There were reports that Spurs have asked £70 million for the Belgian International but the Red Devils are not willing to pay that amount. They are said to value the former Southampton ace at about £50 million.
But the defender has made it clear that he is open to staying at Tottenham beyond this summer amid transfer links and insisted he is in no rush to leave.
When asked if staying was a possibility, He told reporters as quoted by Goal: “Yeah, why not? I have two years left on my contract. I don’t know what is going to happen.”
He still has 1 year left on his contract, which includes a 1 year contract extension. The Centre-back is currently away with Belgium at the World Cup and will face some of his Tottenham team-mates when Belgium and England meet in their final Group G game.