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How do you solve a problem like Toby Alderweireld?

Toby Alderweireld, Premier League - Tottenham Hotspur vs. Liverpool
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  1. druid says:

    Mike – Alderweireld is not a problem or an issue. He is a article item for lazy British sportswriters who don’t know how to research stories.
    The whole Tottenham pay structure will be revisited & adjusted this summer and Toby will be with us a while yet. Neither he nor the club are complaining. Expect to see at least 10 Spurs linked to transfer rumours for this summer usually for unsubstantially low amounts of money for transfer fees. Unlikely any will go. Thought Rose might be moving but Woodward hasn’t got the guts to buy him.

    1. Mike Schmidt says:

      Hi Druid,

      I hope you’re right, and of course the media love to hype these kinds of things up. That said, Toby not yet signing a new contract speaks more than any tabloid, agent, or club spokesperson could. Neither Levy nor Toby has piped up to the media about it because they’re both professionals, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a clear sticking point in negotiations.

      As for our pay structure changing this summer, I’d love to see that happen. Guys like Kane, Toby, Hugo, Eriksen, and Verts should be making more money than they are and as the cornerstones of the club they need to be rewarded for their good form. But I’m not going to hold my breath. We’ve been down this road before, and too often it leads to our best players leaving. Until I see tangible action to prevent that, I’ll keep a healthy dose of skepticism regarding Toby’s contract talks.

      Appreciate the read and comment. Again, I hope you’re right and I’m wrong!

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