Manchester City are keeping a close eye on Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld’s contract situation, according to ESPN.
The Belgian’s current deal expires in the summer of 2019. Spurs have an option to trigger a one-year extension, but in turn that will trigger a £25 million release clause.
Earlier this week, Alderweireld’s representative Stign 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.”
He added: “Seven or eight big European clubs are interested in signing him. There are not many central defenders around who can play like he can.”
If ESPN are to be believed, one of those big clubs is Manchester City.
Alderweireld apparently earns considerably less than Tottenham’s best paid players, Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris, who are on contracts worth in excess of £100,000-a-week.
Spurs fans will be hoping a new deal for the 28-year-old can be sorted sooner rather than later.