Toby Alderweireld had been available for £25m in this summer’s transfer before his release clause expired last week.
The 30-year-old once again enjoyed an impressive season for Tottenham Hotspur during the 2018/19 campaign and it is a touch surprising that he was not acquired for that price.
There remains huge uncertainty when it comes to the Belgium international’s future, though, as his contract will expire at the end of next season.
Alderweireld has been in good form for Mauricio Pochettino’s side during pre-season and impressed against Bayern Munich in the Audi Cup final on Wednesday night after coming off the bench at the interval.
The 6ft 2 centre-back also scored in the penalty shootout as Spurs won the trophy.
Alderweireld then took to social media after the match to comment on the success and that forced a number of Tottenham fans to call for an extension to his current deal.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
SIGNNNNN IT TOBY ALSO WHAT A PEN
— Josh(FAN) (@SuperiorSissoko) July 31, 2019
Sign the contract pls Toby
— Dusty (@ffsSpurs) July 31, 2019
Get it signed and help us!! COYS
— Marc Arnott (@Marc_Arns10) July 31, 2019
Please sign Toby ?
— Sheila (@shemag12) July 31, 2019
Sign up Toby #coys!!!
— matt marshall (@mattmarsh90) July 31, 2019
Sign the contract you beautiful man
— Peter Rainey (@Raineyballs) July 31, 2019
Sign a new contract then
— Ewan Clark (@EwanClark94) July 31, 2019
Please stay at Tottenham
— Armando Acosta (@jef_acosta) July 31, 2019