'Levy won't buy winners', 'Game over Spurs' – Tottenham fans fume at latest club report
Toby Alderweireld has reportedly rejected Tottenham’s new contract offer and fans are worried that he could be leaving in search for trophies and more money.
The Times claim that the central defender is currently on a £55,000-a-week deal at Spurs and is aware that he could treble that with a move to another club.
It’s not known how much his new Tottenham deal is for but Alderweireld is presumably holding out for more cash.
The news was reported in the Times on Saturday and fans took to Twitter in concern shortly afterwards.
Here is a selection of the best tweets from Tottenham fans:
— Harry C (@HazSpur92) January 13, 2018
He wants (in his short career as a footballer) to win honours… Silverware and titles are the key to keeping this squad together.
— ????Tottenham Stevie???? (@TottenhamStevie) January 13, 2018
Not surprise as he’s a winner and has ambition and can spurs offer that ???????????? As always our best players always end up leaving to achieve their goals
— steveCOYS (@harwood_steve) January 13, 2018
Maybe he just wants to leave, maybe any new deal he's offered won't be good enough. Every player is replaceable.
— Mary Magee (@Marymag01600053) January 13, 2018
Could play for any team in the world…..
— Chris Baker (@chrisyidbaker) January 13, 2018
— Chris Briggs (@briggsycoys1) January 13, 2018
Give him what he wants.
— Eric (@EricYid) January 13, 2018
I am not blaming him said it already players like Toby Kane and Vertonghen deserve better clubs where they can win things. Already saw ambitions again with refusing to pay the Malcom money
— calvin ajayi (@AjayiCalvin) January 13, 2018
Maybe it’s not about money. Maybe he can see we are no nearer winning trophies because Levy won’t buy winners.
— ToDareIsToPaul (@paulyboym1) January 13, 2018
Game over spurs. No buy no trophies no salary. Out with Levy
— Anirudh Ramprasad (@Aniroodh2107) January 13, 2018
Tottenham fans are likely going to have to get used to stories like this.
£55,000-a-week for a player of the calibre of Alderweireld is criminally low in today’s market, but Tottenham have a hard ceiling, with star striker Harry Kane reportedly on £100k-a-week.
Even if Daniel Levy offered to make Alderweireld the joint highest player at the club, he would still be able to get a lot more elsewhere. It’s a problem that’s going to compound with news in the Times that Spurs want to sign Christian Eriksen and Heung-Min Son on new deals too.
In other Tottenham transfer news, it has been reported that Spurs have ended their interest in Bordeaux’s electrifying forward.