Reports continue to surface about Toby Alderweireld’s uncertain future with the Tottenham Hotspur as Manchester United are placed with the best odds to land him in the summer. The 28-year-old has not extended his contract beyond the summer of 2019, even though his current deal can be prolonged for another year. If the option is exercised by Tottenham, a £25m release clause will be activated in June 2019. Spurs are worried about losing him either for free or on the cheap and they might be forced to let him go next summer to prevent a significant loss.
The Belgian international missed almost three months of football action with a hamstring injury before playing the entire 90 minutes against Newport County last week. His fitness has been a huge cause for concern in recent times as the centre-half often fails to a stay healthy for an entire season.
Alderweireld was left out of north London derby against Arsenal last weekend due to fitness concerns and was left at home while his teammates travelled to Turin for the round of 16 Champions League fixture against Juventus last night.
The current Spurs lineup features Jan Vertonghen and Davinson Sanchez in the centre-back role and the duo has looked impressive in recent times. Pochettino elected to go with the 4-back formation against Juventus last night and it worked pretty well in their favour even though the Serie A champions scuffed their own opportunities.
The Argentine boss might not want to break up the formidable…