Report: Tottenham increasingly confident of Alderweireld deal

Toby Alderweireld of Spurs gestures during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium on August 17, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Tottenham Hotspur may be able to keep Toby Alderweireld after all.

Toby Alderweireld of Spurs gestures during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium on August 17, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom.

According to The Sun, Tottenham Hotspur are growing increasingly confident of a new deal for defender Toby Alderweireld before his contract expires.

Spurs have seen Alderweireld star for the club since arriving from Atletico Madrid in 2015, becoming one of the most reliable centre backs in the Premier League.

Tottenham activated a one-year option in Alderweireld's contract earlier this year, which also meant a £25million release clause became active – but nobody has paid it.

 

That has left Alderweireld to stay at Spurs, but with his contract expiring next summer, fans have been preparing themselves for his exit in a year's time.

However, it's now claimed that Spurs have renewed hope of finding an agreement with the Belgian international, in news that will surely excite Tottenham fans.

A move to keep Alderweireld long-term has seemed unlikely for a while now, and most just expected him to run down his contract and join a major European side for free in 2020.

Toby Alderweireld of Tottenham Hotspur gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on August 10, 2019...

Instead, the 30-year-old may now stay with the club, but can expect a handsome increase on his current £80,000-a-week wages (Spotrac).

If Tottenham get Alderweireld and teammate Jan Vertonghen sorted out with new contracts, Spurs fans will be ecstatic – but Vertonghen seems a little less likely than his compatriot right now.

Toby Alderweireld of Tottenham Hotspur in action during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on August 10, 2019 in London, United...

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