Toby Alderweireld wants to leave Tottenham this summer

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Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld has made it clear that he wants to leave the north London club this summer.

According to The Atheltic, the Belgian defender wants to end his six-year stay at Spurs and is confident that a move can be completed after Euro 2020.

The 32-year-old joined Spurs from Atletico Madrid in 2015 and has made over 240 appearances for the club in all competitions.

The Belgian centre-back signed a contract extension in December 2019 until 2023, but the club won’t stand in his way if they get a good offer.

It has been reported that Alderweireld has been receiving attention from his hometown club Royal Antwerp, as well as clubs in Italy and Spain.

A move to his former club Ajax cannot be completely ruled out, although the Belgian defender has always wanted to return to Antwerp.

However, he is on £100,000 per week wages at the club and may need to take a significant pay cut to seal an emotional return to his boyhood club.

Alderweireld has established himself as one of the finest centre-backs in the Premier League, but he is expected to drop down the pecking order if Fabio Paratici lands his top defensive targets.

The Belgian has proved at the European Championships that he still capable of producing quality performances.

His lack of pace has become an issue in the Premier League over the past couple of years, and doubts remain about whether he is suited to Nuno Espirito Santo’s style of football.

Spurs will try to sign two defenders this summer, with Jules Kounde of Sevilla and Lyon’s Joachim Andersen their top targets.

Read: Tottenham Hotspur have made an approach to sign Miralem Pjanic.

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