Stan Collymore: Expect hostile bids for Tottenham first teamer
By Amir Mir
Stan Collymore has stated Tottenham should expect “hostile bids” for Toby Alderweireld after a report suggested he has a £25.4 million release clause in his contract.
Documents by whistleblowers Football Leaks, published in French outlet Le Soir, claim the Spurs ace can leave the Premier League giants if a club triggers the clause in his deal.
Le Soir printed parts of Alderweireld’s contract that show the fixed price is €30million, which is equivalent to £25.4million at current exchange rates.
Centre-back Alderweireld is a key member of the north London club. This was demonstrated last season when he helped them finish in a Champions League spot.
Former Premier League striker Collymore stated on his personal Twitter account that there would be handful of clubs queuing up for his signature, if the Football Leaks report in Le Soir is correct.
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£30m release cause for Alderweireld being checked out by @MirrorDarren
If true, expect hostile bids galore!@SiriusXMFC ON AIR till 7pm
— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) December 5, 2016
Alderweireld has been sidelined from an ankle injury he picked up in October as he now nears a return to action.
The Belgium international has played ten Premier League and Champions League games this season, scoring one goal and helping his side keep five clean sheets in the process.
In his absence Mauricio Pochettino’s side have lost their unbeaten record, which was ended by London rivals Chelsea in November and they have also been knocked out of the Champions League.
Spurs host Russia giants CSKA Moscow at Wembley on Wednesday night, knowing a point or more would see them play Europa League football after the festive period.
On the domestic front Pochettino’s side travel to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United on Sunday, before hosting newly-promoted Hull on home soil three days later.
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