Belgian football expert Kristof Terreur has provided an update on his compatriots Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen’s Spurs future’s.
Tottenham triggered a year-long extension on Alderweireld’s contract in January after conversations collapsed between the parties over an extension.
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The 30-year-old’s current deal has a £25m release clause making him a cheap lucrative option for clubs looking for a central defender in the transfer market.
Explaining the entire scenario Terreur told Sky Sports,
“Clubs who want Alderweireld can pay just £25m and they will have him. He’s 30 years old and clubs try to get younger defenders now.
“You see that with United wanting Maguire, 26 years old, but he’s still a quality defender and maybe at the end of the window somebody will come in for him.
“There haven’t been talks about a new contract since he rejected the last contract and still there is a bad taste in the mouth when he rejected it.”
He further went on to shed some light on Alderweireld’s compatriot Vertonghen’s future at the North London club touting the club’s unofficial policy of handing only one-year contracts to players over 32.
“We know Spurs’ policy with players over the age of 32, they only offer one-year extensions and these players want two or three years.
“He’s happy at the moment, he wants to play under Mauricio Pochettino but he’s at a crossroads in his career.
“Do they still get the best out of him next year? We will have to see. But he’s willing to stay and play under Pochettino. It will depend on what Spurs are offering him.
“If they offer him a two-year deal he will sign it. They will have to offer him good money too because it’s his last contract.”