Tottenham receive encouragement from player comments – Levy, over to you…

Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld has stated he is open to staying at the club but is unsure what is going to happen in regards to his future over the course of the summer.

The Belgian enforcer has been in a stand-off with the club over terms of a potential contract extension, with the centre-half rejecting an offer from Spurs.

This has led to talk of Tottenham cashing-in on Alderweireld this summer, with Manchester United touted most-commonly as a potential destination.

The 29-year-old featured in his country’s win over Costa Rica ahead of the World Cup starting and was asked whether he could stay in North London for next season.

“Yeah, why not?” ESPN quote Aldereweireld as answering when quizzed about a Tottenham stay.

”I have two years left on my contract. I don’t know what is going to happen.”

With Tottenham’s notoriously stringent wage structure blown open by Harry Kane’s new contract, there is clearly a budget there for the club to spend more money on salaries for top players.

Alderweireld is clearly just that – a world-class defender at the top of his game that can play a critical role in Spurs’ ongoing success.

As such, it is now over to Daniel Levy to offer the Tottenham defender a deal that he deserves and one that will keep him at the club next season.