Toby Alderweireld wants to join Hugo Lloris and Harry Kane as one of Tottenham’s highest earners if he is to sign a new contract, according to the London Evening Standard.
The defender’s current deal will see a release clause of £30 million triggered in the summer of 2019, so Spurs want to sort out a new contract as soon as possible.
Lloris and Kane have both signed new deals in recent months, believed to be worth in excess of £100,000-a-week. Alderweireld clearly believes he is worth the same.
And who can blame him? The Belgian is the best defender Tottenham have had since club legend Ledley King. It would make sense for Alderweireld to become one of the highest earners in the team.
Multiple first-teamers have committed their futures to the club in recent months, and the Evening Standard story suggests most senior Tottenham players earn between £60,000 and £75,000 weekly.
Kane and Lloris — as well as Mousa Dembele and Christian Eriksen — are thought to earn more than most. Surely Alderweireld belongs in the higher bracket, too.