Toby Alderweireld reacts to Tottenham win on Twitter

Toby Alderweireld (center #4) is congratulated by his Tottenham Hotspur teammates after scoring the game-winning goal against Paris Saint-Germain during the second half of their...

Tottenham Hotspur thumped Huddersfield Town 4-0 on Saturday.

Toby Alderweireld of Tottenham Hotspur walks out to warm up prior to the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at Tottenham...

Toby Alderweireld has praised Tottenham Hotspur team-mate Lucas Moura in a post-match Twitter post.

Lucas scored a hat-trick as Spurs thrashed Huddersfield Town 4-0 in North London on Saturday - the first treble to be scored at Tottenham's new stadium.

The win brought Mauricio Pochettino's side up to third in the Premier League table at the time, but the North Londoners now look ahead to the second leg of a Champions League quarter final at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night.

Tottenham will be forced to sell Alderweireld this summer if a minimum bid of £25 million is lodged, and fans of the Lilywhites responded to his post-match tweet by urging him to sign a new deal with the club.

 

At this point it seems a futile exercise for Tottenham to try and convince the Belgian defender to stay put long term.

If he was going to sign new terms with Spurs, he might have done so already and therefore chairman Daniel Levy and manager Pochettino must draw up a shortlist of potential replacements.

Pochettino already has a number of very able centre-backs, including Davinson Sanchez, Juan Foyth and Jan Vertonghen, but the latter turns 32 this month. Tottenham need to look to the future.

Raheem Sterling of Manchester City is challenged by Toby Alderweireld of Tottenham Hotspur during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and...

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