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Spurs ace not expecting summer move

22nd July 2019, 16:21 by Tom Hill

Tottenham centre-back Toby Alderweireld believes he will still be playing for the club this season despite interest from Roma.

The Belgium international has a £25million release clause in his contract which expires this Thursday.

Roma are reportedly ready to make an approach and Spurs fans are worried they may lose the 30-year-old.

Alderweireld, who has been at the north London outfit since 2015, captained the side during their 3-2 friendly win over Juventus on Sunday and he claims nothing has changed regarding his future.

He told reporters: "Yes (I expect to still be a Tottenham player at the start of the season). That's my focus in football. Everything can go quick but all I'm doing is focusing on Spurs and being fit for the start of the season.

"I think the manager knows I am committed to the club and the team, but you never know in football. Against Juventus I was captain - so that shows the manager has trust in me and I'm showing the right attitude.

"Again, it (a club triggering the clause) can happen but my focus is on Spurs and in my head I will be playing for Spurs.

"I try to deliver the job I need to do - I'm happy and that's it. I try to come back fit. Of course, everyone has had a good holiday but like [against Juventus] we showed, we are where we want to be at the moment."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom Hill offers a strong insight into football and rugby league, whilst also having a good knowledge of several other sports including boxing, horse racing and American Football.

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