Tottenham Hotspur have extended Toby Alderweireld’s contract until 2020. The new deal means that the Belgian defender will now be available for £25million in the summer, as stated by a clause in his deal with the club.
Alderweireld’s contract with Spurs was set to expire at the end of the season, with the player being a major target for Manchester United.
Mauricio Pochettino had initially insisted that the club would trigger the option to extend his contract when asked about it in December. Pochettino had said:
“Yes for sure, it’s obvious, the same situation as Jan (Vertonghen).”
It can be recalled that Tottenham Hotspur made no signings in the last summer window. However, Pochettino has stated that the club is open to new deals although it will be difficult to land major targets.
Pochettino said: “We are always open but its’ going to be difficult, maybe not impossible but difficult.
“We talk nearly every day. But it depends if players are going to leave and have space to sign players. Then we see if we can add quality to help the team. Not going to be easy to add players in January.
“For sure, will be tough. Until the market is open it’s difficult to talk and we have a lot of games to play. When the market is open that is the moment we talk, with players, who maybe want to leave to play more. We need to be open and careful.”