Toby Alderweireld could play out the final year of his Tottenham Hotspur contract before leaving on a free transfer, according to the Daily Mail.

The defender has one year remaining on his current deal but a £25 million release clause can be triggered this summer – Manchester United have been linked with a move.

Ahead of the Champions League final, Alderweireld revealed he is planning to be a Spurs player next season but refused to verbally commit his future to the club.

And now, the Mail claims there is a feeling he plans to leave for nothing at the end of the 2019/20 campaign when his contract expires.

Tottenham signed Alderweireld for just £11.4 million, so it wouldn’t be a monumental financial loss if he did decide to run down his contract.

However, chairman Daniel Levy buys players with a view to selling them for a profit down the line, so he will probably be keen to move Alderweireld on this summer.

Spurs will need a replacement if the Belgian leaves, and they have been linked with a centre-back whose release clause is even lower than Alderweireld’s – read more here.



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