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19th Apr 2017

Toby Alderweireld reportedly doesn’t want to extend Spurs deal as more release clause stories emerge

Don't panic too much, Spurs fans...


Toby Alderweireld has yet again proven himself to be one of the best defenders in the Premier League this season.

If his Tottenham team don’t manage to overhaul Chelsea in what’s left of the Premier League title race, you can be sure that Mauricio Pochettino will look to the Belgian to be the bedrock of his defence as they look to challenge for next season’s title.

However, if the words of a certain Italian journalists are anything to go by, Spurs supporters shouldn’t bank on the 28-year-old sticking around.

Yep, once again the issue of a release clause in Alderweireld’s contract has been brought up by Gianluca Di Marzio. News of the clause first surfaced last year after a series of ‘leaked’ details of various footballers’ contracts started doing the rounds on social media.

As explained by SportWitness  the €30m release clause (a very reasonable £25m) is pretty much worthless for the next couple of years. The defender’s current deal expires in 2020, with the clause only becoming active in 2019. Essentially, it’s to help protect Alderweireld leaving the club on a free.

This said, Di Marzio has claimed that Inter Milan could make use of the clause in a bid to bring the player to the San Siro. With the player said to have made it known that he has no intention of signing a new deal at White Hart Lane (or Wembley), this leaked and seemingly irrelevant clause appears to have sparked rumours of a move to Italy that will almost certainly not happen – certainly not this summer, anyway.

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