Tottenham have already decided to sell Toby Alderweireld this summer, according to the London Evening Standard.
Alderweireld made his first Premier League start since October in Tuesday night’s 1-1 draw at Brighton & Hove Albion.
The Belgian has missed most of the current season with a hamstring injury and the long recovery period that came with it.
However, Alderweireld’s omission from recent squads has also been put down to an ongoing contract dispute between player and club.
The Standard believes Spurs have decided to cash in on the defender this summer with no indication he is willing to sign a new deal.
Alderweireld currently earns around £50,000 a week, but is believed to have requested almost double that amount.
Tottenham are unwilling to meet his demands and will apparently sell the 29-year-old for around £50 million this summer.
As a result, Pochettino is likely to leave him out of the starting line-up for Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United.
Alderweireld looked fresh and focused at Brighton, but it appears Pochettino has already made up his mind on the centre-back’s future.
If true, are Spurs right to sell? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.