Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed that they intend to trigger a clause in Toby Alderweireld’s contract enabling them to extend his stay in North London by a year.
The Belgian central defender is out of contract next summer, but includes the option for Spurs to extend it by a further 12 months, which they fully extend to authorise.
However, as The Daily Mirror makes clear this is unlikely to extend speculation about his future, because that same contract contains another clause enabling another club to buy him in the summer during a two-week window for a fixed price of £25 million.
The 29-year old has been widely linked with a move to Manchester United, and the failure to formally move for him was one of the reasons cited why Jose Mourinho fell out with his board. News of his contract extension is unlikely to deter the clubs circling to sign the former Southampton player.
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