Toby Alderweireld plans to run down his Tottenham contract and leave on a free transfer next summer, according to the Daily Mail.
The defender’s £25 million release clause expired this week, meaning clubs are no longer able to sign him for a cut-price fee. He could still leave if Spurs accept an offer likely to be bigger, but it looks like he will spend the final year of his contract in north London.
The Mail claims Tottenham are willing to negotiate a new contract with Alderweireld despite the fact he has turned down multiple offers from the club. Spurs have apparently offered him around £150,000 a week, but Alderweireld believes he can earn much more elsewhere.
As a result, the Belgian has decided to see out his contract with the view to earning a larger salary with another club next summer. Roma have been linked with a move but it appears that will not happen in the next fortnight before the summer window shuts.
Tottenham apparently don’t want to offer Alderweireld a long-term contract because he turned 30 in March. The Londoners generally don’t hand lengthy extensions to players in their 30s.
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