Cape Town - Tottenham
boss Mauricio Pochettino insists Toby Alderweireld remains fully
committed to the club amid rumours he is unhappy about his contract
The Belgium international is tied to the north Londoners until 2019,
but is one of the few players in the squad yet to be handed an extension
since the end of last season.
Alderweireld's agent, Stijn Francis, claimed earlier this week that
his client's performances for Spurs warranted a new deal, and that there
is no shortage of suitors for the 28-year-old defender.
Pochettino, though, has moved to clear the air around Alderweireld's
future, saying he has no reason to seek employment elsewhere.
"It is true, there have been a lot of rumours in the last few days,"
Pochettino told reporters. "He was talking with me in my office this
"He is happy, he wants to make fully clear his position that he is
fully committed to the club. He is happy with his contract - two years
plus one - but it is not easy.
"I recognise that in the last few days there have been some rumours
but he is so happy and so calm. His idea is to try and play here and he
has no reason to move."