Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed Tottenham will take up the option to extend Toby Alderweireld’s contract until the end of next season.
Alderweireld’s deal, which is still the first contract he signed with the club upon his arrival from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2015, expires at the end of the current campaign.
Spurs have the option to extend it by a year, but triggering that option will activate a £25 million release clause that can be met in the final two weeks of next summer’s transfer window.
And it seems Tottenham are willing to let Alderweireld leave for £25 million as Pochettino has confirmed a one-year extension is set to be triggered.
“Yes, for sure. It’s obvious. The same situation as Jan [Vertonghen],” Pochettino said in his press conference on Thursday (via @BenPearceSpurs).
Reports suggest Spurs will look to offload as many as six players in the January transfer window, but Alderweireld isn’t said to be one of the potential departures.
Next month will be Tottenham’s last opportunity to sell Alderweireld for a bumper fee, so it will be interesting to see if some of Europe’s biggest clubs make offers in January.