Thursday, January 17, 2019

Spurs trigger Alderweireld clause

Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed that they’ve triggered a 12-month extension option in the contract of Toby Alderweireld. The original duration of the contract was until this summer, but now they are set to keep him for a year more.

The Belgian centre-back was the subject of much speculation throughout the summer, with a move to Manchester United being constantly mentioned. In the end it did not happen, and it is believed the difference in the valuation of the player between the two Premier League clubs contrived to him remaining in north London. As is the case with midfielder Christian Eriksen, there has been no progress in the negotiations over a new deal, and Spurs have therefore decided to safeguard against losing his services without compensation when this season comes to an end, by keeping him tied up for 12 months more.

Spurs have done well to tie down the likes of Harry Kane and Dele Alli with fresh long-term contracts in 2018, but the situation with Alderweireld and Eriksen, as well as manager Mauricio Pochettino constantly being linked with the Manchester United job, will have them worried at this point.

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Veselin Trajkovic


Vesko is a football writer that likes to observe the game for what it is, focusing on teams, players and their roles, formations, tactics, rather than stats. He follows the English Premier League closely, Liverpool FC in particular. His articles have been published on four different football blogs.

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