Tottenham fans urge Levy to secure deal for proven PL performer
By Dominic Toner
Toby Alderweireld is reportedly in negotiations over a new contract- and the club’s supporters on Twitter have urged chairman Daniel Levy to secure the deal.
The Evening Standard claim that the 28-year-old is seeking a new deal to put him alongside the club’s top earners.
It is understood that Spurs want to agree a new contract for the defender and remove the £25million release clause in his existing deal.
The north London club have been keen to tie down deals for their key players this season and proven Premier League performer Alderweirled has been one of their best.
The report details that the Belgium international is currently on £50,000-a-week, but he is holding out for a new £100,000-a-week fee that will put him on par with Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris.
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Spurs fans have demanded that Levy gives the centre-back a new improved deal and believe he deserves it.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Levy…Give Alderweireld What He Wants…Can't Lose The Best Centre Half In The Premier…#coys
— Paul THFC Murton (@PaulTHFCMurton) March 22, 2017
Pay the money Mr Levy
— arunSpurs (@arunspurs) March 22, 2017
— PaulBosier (@bosierp) March 22, 2017
If there's any truth in this. (and that's a big IF) Give Toby parity. We all know he's worth it. So do others.
— BornAsTheKingOfWHL (@BornAsTheKing61) March 22, 2017
— jay (@32yid) March 22, 2017
Give Toby Alderweireld whatever he wants, deserves to be the highest paid player along with Hugo Lloris and Harry Kane. So consistent #COYS
— Harry C (@HazSpur92) March 22, 2017
time to cough up Levy. Worth every penny.
— Rich (@Richspur) March 22, 2017
Alderweireld completed a move to White Hart Lane in 2015 and has become a fan favourite ever since.
The commanding centre-back is regarded as one of the best defenders in the Premier League and is an ever-present in Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
He formed a great partnership alongside compatriot Jan Vertonghen last season and has achieved similar success in a back three this campaign.
In other Tottenham transfer news, the club have jumped ahead of Arsenal in the race for a German midfielder.