Tottenham Hotspur supporters are divided over Toby Alderweireld’s most recent comments in the Telegraph, which suggest that he would be willing to stay with Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
Alderweireld has been strongly linked with a move away from Spurs this summer.
But the Belgian defender has now claimed that he wouldn’t be opposed to sticking around with the north London club.
He said: "Yeah, why not [stay]? I have two years left on my contract. I do not know what is going to happen.”
While some Tottenham fans have been very excited by the comments, others are more cautious.
Not real sure I want him too. He's undoubtedly quality. I want heart. His ain't with us.— Lewis (@lewiscook82) June 12, 2018
Best news ever, please do stay Toby. We love you here at Tottenham @AlderweireldTob— (@_Khalid__10) June 12, 2018
mercenary.. just wants to get paid, doesn't care who it is SMH #NoLoveForTheShirt— Arizona Spurs (@ArizonaSpurs) June 13, 2018
LEVY GET HIM TO SIGN THE DAMN THING FFS— NDP Voter (@AustonToWilliam) June 13, 2018
I hope he does,— michael carpenter (@michaelcarpen14) June 13, 2018
Sounds pretty thrilled by the prospect doesn’t he!— jon birtles (@JonBirtles) June 12, 2018
surely if we are paying Kane that sort of money we can find the extra 30 or 40k a week for Toby??— Nige Watson (@TNWCleaning) June 13, 2018
It’s a thinly veiled threat to Utd to buck there ideas up I think— Benjamin Paris (@BenjaminParis1) June 12, 2018
Personally love to keep him & Danny. Understand they're ambitious but let's not cut our nose of to spite our face & give them grief.— Adam Hooper (@Spur81) June 12, 2018
If Tottenham did manage to keep hold of Alderweireld it would be a major boost to them, but they need him to pen a new contract.
The commanding defender would have to be sold on the cheap next summer, as a clause in his current deal, which is worth £50,000-a-week (Daily Mail), allowing him to leave for £25 million would come into play.
Alderweireld missed much of last campaign through injury, but is at the World Cup with Belgium.
If Alderweireld does leave Spurs, Manchester United looks like the most likely destination for the former Southampton man.