Alderweireld hints at Spurs stay

Toby Alderweireld has hinted he could still be a Tottenham Hotspur player when the new season kicks off in August.

The 29-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United in recent months, while Chelsea are also said to be interested in the Spurs star.

Despite being available for just £22 million next summer due to a release clause in his contract, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy, who is renowned for being a tough negotiator, is reportedly wanting to squeeze a whopping £75 million out of potential suitors for the Belgian – the same fee Liverpool paid for Virgil van Dijk in January.

Alderweireld made just 14 appearances for Spurs this season due to a number of injuries and supposed disputes with Mauricio Pochettino, but is now with the Belgian national team preparing for the World Cup.

When asked if he could stay at Tottenham beyond this summer, he replied: “Yeah, why not?

“I have two years left on my contract. I don’t know what’s going to happen. The national team is the most important thing now

“It’s going to be a different situation (next season). The only positive thing for me is the World Cup. It’s the biggest thing in the world for me now.. I need to focus. I’m not reading anything.

“I’ve done well for a couple of years in the Premier League. I was injured and now I want to show myself for Belgium. I’m feeling fit and that’s the most important thing.”

It is believed that Alderweireld earns the relatively modest £50,000-a-week at Tottenham.

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