Alderweireld’s agent: The Tottenham defender deserves ‘a correct contract’


Toby Alderweireld’s agent says the Tottenham defender deserves “a correct contract” or a move away from the club.

The Belgium international’s deal is due to expire in 2019 but progress over a renewal appears to have stalled in recent months.

The centre-back’s agent, Stijn Francis, has suggested that a failure on Spurs’ part to offer a suitable new deal will see him attempt to force a transfer.

“Toby is always good. Even after his injury he recovered well. Tottenham’s statistics fell sharply during his absence,” he told Het Nieuwsblad.

“If you only look at his figures, Toby is impressive and for his performances, he deserves either a correct contract from Tottenham or a transfer.

“For a transfer, you know that he can only leave Tottenham for seven or eight teams and almost all the other top clubs are interested in Toby.

“There are not a lot of central defenders of his kind, so they are sought after. But those clubs also know that they have to negotiate with [Spurs chairman] Daniel Levy.”