Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has eased fears regarding rumoured contract rebel Toby Alderweireld, hinting that the club will not enter any negotiations for the Belgian star.
The former Ajax and Southampton defender has grown into one of the finest in the world at White Hart Lane but recent reports suggested that he would not extend his contract in north London, prompting rumours that he may even leave this summer.
However, according to ESPNFC reporter Dan Kilpatrick, Pochettino has said that this is not the case and feels at ease with the current situation.
#thfc Poch: “I invite all the clubs that want players from Tottenham to come to the training ground and visit our chairman Daniel Levy.”
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) April 20, 2017
The comments will be music to the ears of Spurs fans due to Alderweireld’s importance to a team that is growing in stature with every passing week.
For the first time in decades, the north London outfit looks like worthy league title winners and even if they cannot usurp Chelsea at the summit this season, next campaign could be the time they finally assert their dominance.
In recent years, Spurs have had to sell their finest players after a season of success such as Gareth Bale and Luka Modric but now, they seem to have banished that reputation.
Alderweireld is a player of true star quality, one that has turned Pochettino’s side into the division’s finest defensive unit and losing him would have been a hammer blow.
But, all appears well for the high-flying Lilywhites and with Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Heung Min-Son in fine form at the top of the pitch, Spurs are slowly becoming one of Europe’s finest teams.
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