Toby Alderweireld has opened up on speculation regarding where he will be playing next season saying that ultimately it will be his club Tottenham Hotspur who will decide his future but he added that he did have his own idea as to what he will do according to an article in Belgian newspaper Dezondag.
The Belgium international defender has just one more season left on his current deal with the option of a 12-month extension but negotiations on a new contract have stalled after more than a year of talks.
It is understood that there is a clause in his contract stating that if Spurs trigger the year-long extension until 2020, the player can leave of up to £25million up to a fortnight before the end of the 2019 summer transfer window.
The uncertainty surrounding the future of the 29-year-old allied to a season decimated by injury which saw him start just 14 Premier League games has alerted some of the cream of European football including Chelsea, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain according to Sky Sports.
Alderweireld signed for Spurs back in 2015 after impressing while on loan at Southampton and quickly built up a reputation as one of the classiest centre-backs in the game as he forged a formidable partnership with felllow Belgian Jan Vertonghen at the heart of the Lilywhites rearguard.
He suffered a hamstring injury during the Londoners 3-1 Champions League group stage victory over Real Madrid in November and it was an issue that would keep him out of the game for two months.
Since regaining fitness he has found it difficult to re-establish himself back in the Tottenham first team as Davinson Sanchez took his place.
”I have another two years contract. Tottenham decides about my future.” he told Dezondag.
”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.”
Alderweireld is currently with the Belgian squad as they prepare for the start of the World Cup and will hope to start in their opening match against Panama on June 18th.