Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is set to break his tradition and end his strict salary cap to seal the futures of first-team stars Harry Kane and Toby Alderweireld, according to a report.
The Independent claims that Alderweireld’s representatives are set to hold a meeting this weekend in order to thrash out crunch talks about the Spurs star’s contact, and an offer from Levy is said to be imminent.
The 28-year-old’s current deal is set to expire in 2019, and although Spurs have the option to extend it by a further year, that would trigger a release clause worth £25million – a meagre fee for someone who is regarded as one of the best centre-backs in world football.
It is understood that Kane’s contract situation in North London is more simple than Alderweireld’s, however there may be one hurdle that potentially lies in wait.
The report states that the striker could double his wages to a stunning £200,000-a-week, however the length of the deal is an issue as Tottenham want to England international to sign a seven-year deal.
Football Insider verdict
Alderweireld’s contract is definitely a concern but it may be one that will have to wait until the summer before it is resolved. The Belgium international is someone who could probably get into any team in world football, whether that’s Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain or Real Madrid. He, and his representatives, will believe that, and that is why Levy must tread carefully in these negotiations and not stray too far from what the centre-back wants. Any slip up means that Alderweireld could force an exit in the summer in order to win trophies. For a player with such quality, his lack of honours in his career could leave him facing his 30s with some regrets. Spurs are within a chance of the FA Cup and maybe even the Champions League. If neither of them are won by Mauricio Pochettino this year, fans could be waving goodbye to some of their stars.
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