Do Spurs really need Toby Alderweireld?

Tottenham have offered Alderweireld £110,000 a week but he wants a deal worth £150,000
Tottenham have offered Alderweireld £110,000 a week but he wants a deal worth £150,000Stu Forster Getty Images
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25 February, 2018

It would be a massive blow for Mauricio Pochettino given how integral the player has been to the success of his Spurs side, but is he really indispensible?

And Spurs boss Pochettino believes Vertonghen has come a long way since being slated for his poor body language during a 4-0 defeat by Liverpool in March 2014 - shortly before the Argentine took over as manager.

Jose Mourinho recently revealed that he had no plans to buy any attacking players in the summer, and his struggles to find a settled centre back pairing means he's likely to bring in at least one defender to Old Trafford ahead of the 2018/19 campaign.

"We worked a lot on this aspect and yes, it is true that we clash a lot in training because he is clever and always has an argument and a reason why, but in the end I appreciate his efforts".

The Tottenham Hotspur centre-back is widely considered to be one of the best in the world.

'"You are going into a battle, no?" "It is genetic. He is an athlete and he could play until he is 40 because his physical condition comes very naturally to him".

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Pochettino said it was something he mentioned to the defender when he arrived in May that year.

"He looks like a 20-year-old because it is easy for him to run - he is like my new dog". He is a great talent but he is still young.

But, asked whether he wants the defender to stay, he said: "Of course, Toby still has a contract and is a player who is still in our club".

"I am not involved in negotiations". His running, enthusiasm and technique are all well suited to both the style of play implemented by Mauricio Pochettino, as well as the demands of the Premier League, and the supporters will hope he continues to go from strength to strength.

"The most important thing is, not only with the centre-backs, but with the full-backs and the offensive players, to be competitive and try to increase the level".


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