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Alderweireld pens down new Tottenham contract extension until 2020

Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld’s contract has been extended until 2020 the Premier League outfit has confirmed.

The Belgium international had just 6 months left on his current contract when Spurs decided to offer the 29-year-old an extension.

“The club can confirm that we have activated the option to extend Toby Alderweireld’s contract until 2020,” the Premier League side said in a statement

Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino had earlier confirmed that the Lilly Whites were looking to offer the Belgian a one-year extension on his current contract.

Alderweireld who is one of the top defenders in the Premier League right now was wanted by Manchester United in the summer, however, nothing materialized.

Since signing for Spurs in 2015 from Atletico Madrid for a bargain price of 11.4 million pounds, Alderweireld has made 135 appearances in all competitions and has been the central figure in Pochettino’s back four.

Injuries to his hamstring had restricted the Belgian to just 14 stars last season, however this season he has been one of the first names on the team sheet and has made 19 starts in the Premier League so far.

While he has signed a contract extension, there is likely to be plenty of interest in the center-back and we expect him to move in the summer. At 29, Alderweireld is definitely looking for some silverware before he calls time on his career and Spurs are unlikely to give him that.

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