Toby Alderweireld says he is not thinking about his contract situation at Tottenham but insists he is happy at the club.

The Belgian, whose contract expires at the end of this season, was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United over the summer but a deal failed to materialise.

Spurs have the option to extend his current deal by a year, but that would bring about a £25 million release clause that can be triggered towards the end of the next summer transfer window.

After losing his place in the team to Davinson Sanchez last season as a result of his contract dispute and a serious hamstring injury, Alderweireld has been given a fresh start by Pochettino and has started regularly this term.

The 29-year-old is currently on international duty with Belgium, where he was asked about his contract situation.

“Honestly, I am absolutely not thinking about it at the moment,” Alderweireld said (via the London Evening Standard). “I feel good, play a lot right now and, therefore, am happy. We shall see.”

Ajax star Matthijs de Ligt and Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake have both been mooted as potential replacements for Alderweireld.

It’s unclear whether he is willing to negotiate a new contract, so Tottenham are likely to continue being linked with a number of centre-backs.



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