Three reasons Spurs fans should be worried about what Alderweireld has said

Toby Alderweireld forged his name as one of the best centre-backs in the Premier League, yet Tottenham Hotspur appeared happy to see the Belgian international walk out of the club last summer.

Now, the 29-year-old’s contract is winding down and is set to expire come the end of the current season.

Spurs does have an option to trigger a one-year extension on the current deal, but doing so would activate a £25 million release clause for the final two weeks of the next summer transfer window.

Most linked with a move for the defender who played in every match of his first season in North London was Manchester United, with the 6 foot 1 defender lined up to solve Jose Mourinho’s defensive crisis.

Tottenham fans would have been happy to hear Alderweireld later come out claiming not to be disappointed with another season at the Lilywhites, but there is plenty of reason for concern at the club.