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Man United Target, Toby Alderweireld Gives Tottenham Contract Update

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Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld has revealed that he’s still a long way off from signing a new contract with the North London side.

The 29-year-old is currently away on international duty with Belgium and he spoke about his contractual situation at Tottenham in a chat with Sky Sports.

The centre-back has some months left on his current Tottenham deal which expires at the end of the season though the North London club can invoke the additional year in his contract.

The additional year means that interested clubs will have to pay £25m ($33m) being the buyout option in his contract.

Toby Alderweireld was one of the numerous centre backs linked with Manchester United during the summer transfer window but nothing came out of the transfer links.

Others include Atletico Madrid and Uruguay stopper Diego Godin, Bayern Munich star and 2014 World Cup winner Jerome Boateng and England World Cup star Harry Maguire of Premier League side Leicester City.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho requested for a new centre-back in the summer but the club’s hierarchy didn’t grant that request and that has played a big part in the Red Devils’ indifferent form at the start of the season.

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