Tottenham Hotspur now face big decision over £55m star Toby Alderweireld

Toby Alderweireld of Belgium moves away from Salman Muwashar during the international friendly match between Belgium and Saudi Arabia at the King Baudouin Stadium on March 27, 2018 in...

Totteham Hotspur face a pivotal decision over Toby Alderweireld.

Toby Alderweireld of Belgium in action during the International Friendly match between Belgium and Czech Republic at Stade Roi Baudouis on June 5, 2017 in Brussels, Belgium.

Tottenham Hotspur face a huge decision over what to do now with Toby Alderweireld.

Chairman Daniel Levy has proved his point by refusing to sell to Belgian to another Premier League side, but Spurs still have the option to sell him abroad.


Spurs were said to be demanding £55 million from Manchester United for the 29-year-old [via The Mirror], who can leave for £25 million next summer per terms of a release clause in his contract.

Tottenham obviously do not want to take that hit, so must make a decision now whether to cash in.

Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona are among the top foreign sides to be linked.

Spurs have until the end of August to sell Alderweireld abroad, but they now cannot sign a replacement until January.

Tottenham Hotspur's Belgian defender Toby Alderweireld (L) vies with Brighton's Spanish midfielder Jose Izquierdo during the English Premier League football match between Brighton and Hove...

The alternative is to re-integrate Alderweireld into the Tottenham squad, and start making him a key player once again.

He lost his first team place at the end of last season, controversially left out of the FA Cup semi-final.

Bridges must be mended with manager Mauricio Pochettino, and perhaps even chairman Daniel Levy.

If Spurs decide not to cash in, they must attempt to try and get Alderweireld to commit to a new deal.

Toby Alderweireld of Tottenham Hotspur and Victor Wanyama of Tottenham Hotspur enjoys the lap of honour after the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City at...

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