As part of a strong former Ajax core at Tottenham Hotspur, Toby Alderweireld has become a bit of an icon at the North London club. However, with rumours of an exit this year not coming to anything, it looks like Alderweireld will stick around and remain part of the Spurs line-up. The transfer window is now shut, so a move to Europe would have been his only option.
The Belgian has shown no desire to sign a new deal, and reports now claim that the Belgian international will look to stick around until the end of the 2019-20 season before leaving as a free agent. This could be alongside former Ajax and current Spurs teammate Christian Eriksen, who is also set to move on in the summer of 2020 on a free transfer.
This would also represent an interesting change in policy from Spurs. Seen as a club that buys low and sells high, this would change tact slightly. Both players were purchased for bargain prices from Ajax and Atletico Madrid respectively, and have given years of excellent service to Spurs.
Instead of cashing in on the players for money they cannot spend, the word is that Spurs would rather both stuck around for a season, helped the club win honours, and instead recoup the money in the form of prize money through trophy wins.
Spurs look a strong side, and the added depth of two continental class players would be far more useful than another £50-100m sitting in the bank for the club. If reports are to be trusted, then, neither Eriksen or Alderweireld will go anywhere.