Spurs warned over Toby Alderweireld future


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Toby Alderweireld’s advisor, Stijn Francis, has told Tottenham that they must offer the defender a new contract or risk losing him in January.

The Belgium international joined Spurs in the summer of 2015 from Atletico Madrid for a fee in the region of £11.5million.

The central defender has established himself as a key figure with the north London outfit, having made 83 appearances in all competitions.

Alderweireld’s current contract is set to expire in the summer of 2019 and he admitted in July that he had not been approached about the possibility of penning an improved deal.

The 28-year-old’s contract contains a clause which allows Spurs to trigger a one-year extension, however, it would also allow him to leave if another club registers a bid of £25million.

The former Ajax academy product is reportedly growing tired of his contract situation and his advisor has now urged the club to act or risk losing him in January.

Francis said: “When you look at Toby’s statistics, they are impressive. Either he deserves an appropriate contract, or else he should be given a transfer.

“Seven or eight big European clubs are interested in signing him. There are not many central defenders around who can play like he can.

“But these clubs will have to negotiate with Tottenham’s chairman, Daniel Levy.”

Tottenham can be backed at 2.10 to pick up three points when they return to Premier League action at Goodison Park on Saturday, while Everton are priced at 3.60 to come out on top, and the draw is available at 3.50.

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