Alderweireld: I’m very happy to stay at Spurs for another year

CARDIFF, WALES - JANUARY 01: Toby Alderweireld of Spurs in action during the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Tottenham Hotspur at Cardiff City Stadium on January 1, 2019 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Toby Alderweireld insists he’s pleased to be sticking around at Tottenham for another year after they triggered a clause in his contract

The Belgian centre-back’s contract was set to expire this June after being linked with a move to Manchester United throughout all of last summer.

But Spurs announced last week they’ve taken up their option to extend Alderweireld’s contract by another 12 months after an impressive start to the season.

In fact, only star striker Harry Kane has bettered Alderweireld’s tally of 27 appearances in all competitions this term for the club.

And the 29-year-old has made it clear he has no problem whatsoever in staying put at Spurs.

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“I’m very happy to stay another year,” said Alderweireld, according to Sky Sports.

“It was (a clause) in my contract and I’m happy Spurs gave me the confidence to stay another year.

“I’m only focused on things on the pitch. People can see every time I play that I give 100 per cent for this club – this is what I keep doing every time I play.

“This is my fourth season and I’m very happy. I’m doing everything to help the team.”

Alderweireld will now have the option of leaving Spurs at the end of this season for £25m until two weeks before the transfer window closes with Paris Saint-Germain reportedly interested.