Tottenham Hotspur have not had any offers for key defender Toby Alderweireld and his team-mates expect him to stay at the club, according to Sky Sports.
The Belgian has been the subject of transfer debate for the last year or so as his contract at Spurs began to wind down, and although the club want to keep him and recently activated a one-year extension clause, there is still no guarantee his future will remain in London.
The Tottenham defender is believed to have a £25 million release clause in his current deal for the remainder of this month, which is a low enough figure to attract offers, but seemingly none have arrived.
Despite it looking unlikely that Alderweireld would continue his career at Spurs this time last year, he was remarkably professional throughout the last campaign, and ended up playing a key role in Mauricio Pochettino’s men making it all the way through to the Champions League final.
Tottenham will be looking to push on next season, and if they are going to do that, then keeping their defensive lynchpin at the club will be something of a priority, despite the ongoing contract situation.
Spurs are something in a spot of being between a rock and a hard place with the Belgian defender however.
While they will want to maintain his services, should no new deal between the two parties be reached in terms of a longer extension, they would face losing the centre-back on a free transfer next summer, which is not a position established clubs like to be in these days.
You get the feeling that Tottenham will either sell the 30-year-old in this transfer window or he will sign another contract, but something has to give.
The Spurs players head off on a tour of Asia later in the month, and it is understood Alderweireld’s teammates are expecting him to be with them out there. Time will tell if he is or not.