Tottenham Hotspur trigger extension clause in Toby Alderweireld’s contract

Tottenham Hotspur have triggered an extension clause in Toby Alderweireld’s contract which means the Belgian defender will stay at Spurs until the summer of 2020.

Alderweireld was due to become a free agent at the end of the season but the club had an option in his contract to keep him for another 12 months.

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Spurs have triggered an extension in Toby Alderweireld’s contract

He has made 135 appearances for the north London club since signing from Atletico Madrid in 2015.

By taking up the option for an additional year, a £25million release clause which runs from the start of the 2019 summer transfer window has been activated.

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Toby Alderweireld has a release clause of £25million in his contract

The announcement by Spurs comes in the wake of an option also being taken up on the contract of Alderweireld’s Belgium team-mate Jan Vertonghen.

Alderweireld was expected to leave last summer having reportedly rejecting a new long-term deal, but the 29-year-old has enjoyed a revival this season.

While fellow centre-backs Vertonghen and Davinson Sanchez have struggled with injuries this term, Alderweireld has been a mainstay of the side, making 26 appearances.

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