Tottenham fans react as club admits defeat in bid to keep Toby Alderweireld

According to Belgian media outlet Het Laatste Nieuws (HLN), Tottenham Hotspur have admitted defeat in their bid to keep contract rebel Toby Alderweireld at the club and are ready to sell him this summer, and Spurs fans have been quick to react to the rumour.

HLN report that the gap between what the north London outfit are willing to offer the 29-year-old and what he is demanding is a gap that is too big to bridge, and they could let him go if they receive an offer of €50m (£44m) this summer, with the Wembley faithful reading between the lines that this latest development was on the cards.

The Belgium international spent three months on the sidelines with a hamstring injury between November and February – before suffering a setback after making two appearances in the FA Cup – with Davinson Sanchez and Jan Vertonghen forming a strong partnership at the heart of the defence since.

Tottenham supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on the story, and while one offered a solution to Mauricio Pochettino and Daniel Levy by telling them to “literally get rid of Sissoko and Llorente and pay Toby”, another said “he definitely wants out”.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…