Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld is not concerned about his future and will let the club take the call, amid links to Manchester United. The Belgian centre-back is entering the last year of his contract with Spurs but negotiations for a new deal have hit a snag as the player is looking to triple his salary.
Alderweireld currently earns £50,000-per-week, but the 29-year-old is looking for wages closer to 150,000 pounds per week, in what would likely be his last big contract. But Spurs are not willing to make that offer, considering their highest earner is Harry Kane, who only earns 110,000-per-week.
United, meanwhile, are in the hunt for a quality centre-back and Alderweireld would certainly fit the bill.
“I have another two years [on my] contract,” Alderweireld told de Zondag, according to Express.
“Tottenham decides about my future. Of course, I have my own idea. But that is not the case now.
“The past season was tough. But I’m glad that I could play the last four matches. That means that I am ready for the World Cup.”
Spurs do have the option to trigger a one year extension for the player, but that would also activate a release clause where a bid of £25 million would be enough to buy the player. The Red Devils would be more than happy to meet the release clause and will be willing to pay Alderweireld the salary he is looking for, so the ball is now completely in Tottenham’s court.