Published: Fri, December 28, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Tottenham to trigger Alderweireld contract extension - Pochettino

Tottenham to trigger Alderweireld contract extension - Pochettino

The new deal will keep him at the club until 2020 and as part of the new arrangement, the club will activate a clause that states the Belgian worldwide can leave for a fee this summer instead of on a free transfer, should he not sign a new long-term deal beforehand. The news comes several weeks after Spurs triggered an option on Jan Vertonghen's contract.

While Vertonghen and Davinson Sanchez have struggled with injuries this term, Alderweireld has been a mainstay of the side, making 24 appearances.

Kane was among the scorers at Wembley as Spurs followed up their 6-2 win at Everton on Sunday with another convincing triumph that lifted them above Manchester City to second in the Premier League.

They are fighting in four competitions, with the FA Cup starting next weekend, and have endured a packed fixture schedule with an injury-hit squad.

Tottenham head in to the weekend action sitting second in the Premier League table after scoring 11 goals in their last two games so Pochettino will be looking for a win to reduce Liverpool's gap to three points ahead of their clash with Arsenal. But of course that is a very good signal for us, that all the players want to play, no-one wants to rest.

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"I said, "Relax, you need to train this morning and then we'll see tomorrow and assess you". But Pochettino said any incomings might have to be preceded by outgoings.

Pochettino said Spurs will need to sell players in January before they can think about signing anyone and added it will be hard to recruit.

"Maybe every day we talk (with chairman Daniel Levy and chief scout Steve Hitchen) but it depends on if players are going to leave and to have space to sign players".

"We really believe in him and we're sure that he's going to be an important player in the future for Tottenham".

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