Tottenham Hotspur fans have been debating the future of Toby Alderweireld on Twitter.
The central defender has a £25million release clause in his contract and could depart Spurs this summer.
Alderweireld’s current contract expires at the end of next season but Spurs will be unable to reject a bid if it triggers the aforementioned clause.
Nevertheless, the Belgium international has not been phased out under manager Mauricio Pochettino this season, making a total of 40 appearances in all competitions.
Indeed, Pochettino has trusted the defender in many of Spurs’ biggest games this season; he played in both Champions League group stage matches against Barcelona and also played 90 minutes in each of the last-16 ties against Borussia Dortmund, as Spurs won 4-0 on aggregate.
He has missed just three Premier League outings this term – against Newcastle United, Arsenal and Southampton – and many fans have been impressed with his dedication even with a summer move seemingly looming.
Debating his future on Twitter, many believe he has even earned the right to choose his next destination himself, while others are hoping he moves abroad instead of to a domestic rival. And some are still hopeful that he could choose to stick around. Take a look at the best of the reaction below!
If Toby Alderweireld has set his sights on a move and one last big contract I won't begrudge him. He has been outstanding this season. The one constant in a frequently changing defence. Not thrown in the towel, not counting down the days. Top player and even better professional.
— Robert (@Robert_THFC) April 3, 2019
Spot on. A top top professional. Will break my heart seeing him in another club’s kit.
— HotspurIrish (@HotspurIrish) April 3, 2019
His reactions say it all. True professional, wants to win.
Hope he signs and helps take us forward. Would be a big loss.
— NomadSpurs (@NomadSpurs) April 4, 2019
Got to agree, but it will be so much easier to stomach if he moves abroad ?
— Stephen Douglas (@sdouglas26) April 4, 2019
We should be the ones giving him his last big contract
— delboymg (@delboymg) April 4, 2019
If he goes abroad I can make peace with that. It would destroy me to see him at United…
— Benn Payne (@BennPayne273) April 4, 2019
Very hard to keep players like him and we dont follow the market. Enjoy them, replace them, relish the value
— Norse (@NorseVdY) April 4, 2019
100% agree. I’d try very hard to keep him wouldn’t you?
— Rob (@robgriffin68) April 3, 2019