Toby Alderweireld: Tottenham trigger extension clause for defender, but also include release clause
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Tottenham will trigger the extension clause in defender Toby Alderweireld's contract, but have also included a £25m release clause, manager Mauricio Pochettino says.
The Belgium international's current deal runs out next year but the club has an option to extend it until 2020.
The release clause of £25m will apply up to the last two weeks of the summer transfer window.
Pochettino said on Thursday: "It is the same situation as Jan [Vertonghen]."
Spurs announced earlier in December that the club had extended Vertonghen's contract until 2020.
The Belgium defender is back in training after a thigh injury and is due to return in January.
Alderweireld joined Spurs in July 2015 from Spanish club Atletico Madrid. He has made 17 league appearances this season for Pochettino's side.
As soon as a big club like Arsenal or Chelsea step in, he'll be off
Funniest comment I've seen all day little fella. Lol.
R.Madrid, Barca, Juve & Bayern are probably more of a threat if they come in for him.
Either Foyth and Sanches are going to have to improve dramatically, or Mauricio has another ace up his sleeve.
He was only on loan at Southampton.
If there youth academy is full of talent like Kyle Walker Peters, they have no worries, that bloke set up 3 goals yesterday
The Spurs academy is the envy of the league, I wish Arsenal would invest in youth instead of wasting dosh on rubbish
Spurs have been recruiting defenders for the last few years, they don’t keep players past their sell by date,