Toby Alderweireld has reportedly submitted his new contract demands to Tottenham in an attempt at landing an improved offer.
According to a report by The Sun, Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld wants an improved contract and has submitted his demands for the same. Alderweireld’s current contract runs until 2020 but the player is determined to ensure that he earns enough money for a player of his potential.
It is believed that the defender currently earns £50,000-per-week wages at Tottenham and wants to double his salary. Alderweireld has certainly gone on to prove that he is good enough to earn a weekly salary of £100,000, and if Tottenham want to keep hold of one of the best centre-backs in the world, then they are likely to adhere to his terms.
Toby Alderweireld first entered the Premier League sphere on a spell with Southampton, wherein he impressed at the back and was one of the standout players. While many expected the Saints to sign him on a permanent basis, that did not go happen, following which the defender landed at Tottenham next season.
He has since gone on to establish himself as one of the finest defenders in both the Premier League and in Europe. The 27-year old has formed a great understanding with his compatriot Jan Vertonghen and has been the key to Tottenham’s impressive defensive performances over the last couple of years.
Spurs were earlier believed to be scurrying in their attempt to offer him a new contract and that comes as no surprise, since Tottenham have been tying down a number of key players to long-term contracts over the last few months as Mauricio Pochettino looks to continue transforming this side into regular title challengers.
Alderweireld is only 27-years-old. The Belgian international still has several years left at the top and has shown already that he is a world-class defender. If Tottenham are to continue forward, they need a strong defence and Alderweireld is certainly an asset in that regard.
However, the arrival of Ajax defender Davinson Sanchez in a £35 million club-record deal will definitely provide competition for Alderweireld’s first-team place. Despite that, Alderweireld will remain a quality player for the club and Spurs will be hoping to put a new deal in place which will ensure the proven performer chooses to stay.