Tottenham extend Toby Alderweireld deal but activate £25m release clause

• Belgium defender will now be contracted to summer of 2020
• Deal means Alderweireld can be bought for £25m this summer

Tottenham will trigger an extension clause in Toby Alderweireld’s deal and the Belgium defender will now be contracted until the summer of 2020, having been due to be a free agent at the end of the season.

By taking up the year’s option, however, it also activates a £25m release clause which runs from the start of the 2019 summer transfer window until the last two weeks. The news comes several weeks after Spurs triggered an option on Jan Vertonghen’s contract. Mauricio Pochettino, the manager, said: “Yes, for sure. It is obvious. It is the same situation as Jan.”

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