Date: 24th May 2018 at 1:47pm
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Toby Alderweireld has demanded that Spurs boss Daniel Levy makes a decision over his contract demands before this summer’s World Cup.

The 29 year old has been selected for Belgian’s provisional squad which curiously enough is in the same group as England, the side that could feature up to five Tottenham team-mates when the two meet on June 28.

Nearly a month later the tournament will be over and Gladys believes that Toby his pushing our daring CEO into making a decision before a ball in Russia is kicked.

Alderwireld has told the club that he wants to plan his future now, not in a few months time. 

This was thought to have taken place in the last few days, and it is the radio silence from THFC that has triggered the ‘Manchester United begin discussions’ headlines to appear in today’s papers.

The Daily Mail say that negotiations are underway but Glad feel that this might be wishful thinking from Toby’s agent.

This is great opportunity for Levy to drop the ball and allow everything unravel in the very last minutes of the window – as always.

Clearly there is a glaring opportunity to do the right thing, but the temptation for the the Bald Weirdo to hang on and see what the deal with the likes of Moussa Dembele etc could overwhelm him.

What makes the most sense, get Toby sold or signed up now, or to wait until after the tournament to be told he’s already mapped out his future? 

Tottenham’s first friendly after the World Cup is on July 25th against Roma at the SDCCU Stadium in the International Champions Cup Tournament.

 
Comments
  • QQ May 25, 2018 at 9:56 am

    So after his alleged wage demands being revealed by ITKs yesterday, it seems
    there is a fair bit of support in Spurs Internet land for Toby get rid if Man Utd pay
    the touted 75m.

  • Rich G May 25, 2018 at 7:28 am

    Calling people names always accentuates an argument. You four eyed cunt.

  • Jerard May 24, 2018 at 9:39 pm

    Swop Toby for Bale…Similar age and working lifespan…both clubs happy with much needed reinforcements in key areas…problem solved and MANCS get stuffed…

  • Pj May 24, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    Toby’s a great player but if we can’t afford the salary he’s asking for then we have no choice but to move him on due to his contract running down! Either take a fortune this summer or keep him and take less next summer!!
    I’d keep him and release him next summer or in January window

  • Bob May 24, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    Why would we be Jon a hurry to sell Toby? We don’t want to sell him at all, but if we are going to then we want the absolute top price and the timing should only be after we have a replacement signed up. Why does anyone think otherwise?

  • Accy May 24, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    new blog

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? May 24, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    Poch has a lovely new contract it seems. Is that what the talks have produced? Well, that was a waste of time. “We need to adapt our strategy”…..” Here’s some money, oh, and we’re selling outpr best defender to a domestic rival…Kay?……Kay”

  • Gloster1861 May 24, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    Cheltenham.

    Lilywhite
    Looks promising. Even the quotes coming from Daniel and Poch seem to indicate an understanding and agreement re the need for reinforcement (although the comment re being creative is a bit telling). That said, it very much remains to be seen how things are actually carried out and executed.

    Creative means buying players that Rose will need to Google. So, no change there and more N’jie punts, just hoping third time lucky.

    • Gloster1861 May 24, 2018 at 5:59 pm

      This Wilma Flintstone from Boca Juniors looks like a powerful midfield destroyer. Possibly more of a Sandro than a Dembele? we

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? May 24, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    Toby cannot be sold to Man Utd. Levy would have to be a labotomised mule to allow that. Once again, 18 months ago, saying Walker would be off to City and Alderweireld to Utd in that time frame would have got all the usual negativity jibes. We have an 18 year old with a tag of 70 million with a season in the Eredivisie under his belt. There’s NO choice here. Sort it chairman. Now.

    • Ahole May 24, 2018 at 8:33 pm

      If levy gets 40 mill fron united for him we mugged the twats.

  • Harry Hotspur May 24, 2018 at 5:40 pm

    MysteriousStranger

    If any of you happen to live around Gloucestershire/Oxfordshire/Worcestershire/Warwickshire, would you mind keeping an eye out for this stolen dog? There were 5 nicked in total last Saturday and this fella is the only one that hasn’t been found yet. Not mine, but asking for an acquaintance. Thanks.

    http://www.doglost.co.uk/dog-blog.php?dogId=129392

    Cheltenham’s sort of my way. Will do.

    • MysteriousStranger May 24, 2018 at 5:41 pm

      Thanks H. Appreciated.

      • Harry Hotspur May 24, 2018 at 5:43 pm

        Dog theft is abysmally low behaviour.

        • Gloster1861 May 24, 2018 at 5:48 pm

          One up from kidnapping children.

          • Harry Hotspur May 24, 2018 at 6:36 pm

            To be blunt, I see them as one & the same mate

            • mystic arnold May 24, 2018 at 6:45 pm

              Always hope that if caught and sent to jail the people who do cruel things to animals get to share a cell with a phycho animal lover

  • Bruxie May 24, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    Poch can now go on hollibobs to his farm in Argentina…leaving all signings and contracts to DL.

    Oh, joy.

  • Accy May 24, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    Herc on SC

    We are aggressively in big time talks with Yanited for Martial. He wants us, Jose don’t mind
    Yanited prefer overseas. We will pay the fee and wages.

    On another note, they won’t pay what we want for Toby, and whilst Citeh had initial interest, that’s gone stone cold. Espania inquiring, but as of now, nobody is firming up. Pretty sure Daniel has ‘Block caller’ from his father and silly advisors. I would be absolutely shocked if Poch changed his mind.

    • Nick May 24, 2018 at 5:34 pm

      Don’t want Martial,shown very little in English football £70m of wasted potential,As for Toby “if he dies,he dies”(rocky 4)

      • Accy May 24, 2018 at 5:37 pm

        stats are very good for what have been largely sub appearances

        • Gloster1861 May 24, 2018 at 5:56 pm

          Decent number of goals and assists.

      • Sexy Beast May 24, 2018 at 5:38 pm

        Nick, do you think you could do a better job than MP when it comes to identifying what the squad needs going forward?
        Don’t wanna have a pop mate but he has done rather well in four years on £10m a summer net wouldn’t you agree?
        If Pooch wants Martial then that is more then good enough for me 👍

      • Ahole May 24, 2018 at 8:35 pm

        He hasnt fukin played

    • Bruxie May 24, 2018 at 5:35 pm

      Cannot see how a club can enforce an overseas destination…

      • Harry Hotspur May 24, 2018 at 5:40 pm

        They can’t.

  • Michael Green May 24, 2018 at 5:13 pm

    Toby needs to get over himself, when you hear stuff like this you know he wants out and has only has his own interest at heart. He is an employee and should be more respectful. If he really wanted to stay at the club he would do but it seems obvious he doesnt. Poch is a class act and derserves better and whilst Toby clearly had the talent Poch has given him the foundation to success and has helped Toby flourish in the premier league, lets now forget he was on loan at Southampton from Athletico Madrid as they didnt fancy him and in my humble opinion he has now got an over inflated opinion and ego. I wish we had greater transparancy around player dealings and they were honest with the fans; i know it’s idealistic but if he just said I don’t beleive we can agree my wage demands at least we’d all know the truth. Anyway, it seems to me it’s time to move on and we shouldnt worry about who is not staying, but focus on who is and new signings.

  • Nick May 24, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    “This is a special club – we always strive to be creative in the way we work both on and off the pitch and will continue to stick to our principles in order to achieve the success this Club deserves.”
    Poch’s words seem like not a lot will change?? When Daniel sticks to his principles everyone suffers

    • Ahole May 24, 2018 at 8:36 pm

      When Levy sticks to his principles everybody gains. Have you missed the last three season?

  • MysteriousStranger May 24, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    If any of you happen to live around Gloucestershire/Oxfordshire/Worcestershire/Warwickshire, would you mind keeping an eye out for this stolen dog? There were 5 nicked in total last Saturday and this fella is the only one that hasn’t been found yet. Not mine, but asking for an acquaintance. Thanks.

    http://www.doglost.co.uk/dog-blog.php?dogId=129392

    • Gloster1861 May 24, 2018 at 5:05 pm

      OK. Although you probably mean the Cotswold area?

      • Aussie in Switzerland May 24, 2018 at 5:06 pm

        Don’t you mean the refugee free zone?

        • MysteriousStranger May 24, 2018 at 5:18 pm

          Busy foisting your opinions again in the most inappropriate places. Hasn’t Breitbart got a comments section just for you or are simply there too many like minded souls on there for your taste?

      • MysteriousStranger May 24, 2018 at 5:12 pm

        Well, if you like. The dogs located have been found from all ends and there are no guarantees he is going to be still within the specific boundaries of the Cotswolds, the precise details of which, I’m not an expert in. But whatever you prefer. I’m just trying to spread the word asking for any potential assistance in helping to find him.

  • grittyspur May 24, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    OK Cassandra…oops.er..I mean Aitch: a canary in the coal mine you are not..

  • SeattleSpursGuy May 24, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    OK, Poch signing a new deal is not proof Levy will back him, but it’s a good indicator.

    • dilly May 24, 2018 at 5:03 pm
      • Dilly May 24, 2018 at 5:05 pm

        “Daniel and I have spoken at length about our aspirations for this football club. We
        both share the same philosophies to achieve long-term, sustainable success,” added Pochettino, who has led the club to fifth, third, second and third-placed finishes in his four seasons. Happy Days – What could possibly go wrong!!!

        • Dilly May 24, 2018 at 5:07 pm

          Hang on: No mention of winning any silverware yet!

          • Dilly May 24, 2018 at 5:08 pm

            –“long term sustainable success” – What does this mean?

            • Erik May 24, 2018 at 5:17 pm

              Business as usual.👍

  • Nick May 24, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    As per your ITK H mo po signs up to new contract along side his back room team. Waiting to now see which 1st team members will get & sign new deals knowing the boss is staying ?

  • Gloster1861 May 24, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    Hartley
    79 days to go…

    No, just 71 days until my birthday.

  • dilly May 24, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    Compiling my weekly list of targets later this eve we have been linked to a Barros. Is it Milan Barros? as I may have the wrong one. Please confirm.

    • Gloster1861 May 24, 2018 at 4:34 pm

      I thought it was Carlos Kickaball?

    • Accy May 24, 2018 at 4:41 pm

      Wilmar Barrios

      • dilly May 24, 2018 at 4:57 pm

        Accy.
        Ta.

      • Billerickyvilla May 24, 2018 at 5:00 pm

        More likely to be Wilma Flintstone

    • MysteriousStranger May 24, 2018 at 4:55 pm

      Milan Baroš is 36, nearly 37 years old. Of course it wasn’t him! 😂

      • Dilly May 24, 2018 at 4:55 pm

        He is better than Llorente!

        • Ahole May 24, 2018 at 8:37 pm

          So am I

  • Camus May 24, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    Alasdair Gold’s meal tickets are secured for another season…

    “Pochettino is expected to be backed heavily by Levy in the transfer market this summer which formed part of their talks.”

    https://www.football.london/tottenham-hotspur-fc/news/mauricio-pochettino-new-spurs-contract-14702173

    • Lilywhite May 24, 2018 at 4:25 pm

      Looks promising. Even the quotes coming from Daniel and Poch seem to indicate an understanding and agreement re the need for reinforcement (although the comment re being creative is a bit telling). That said, it very much remains to be seen how things are actually carried out and executed.

  • Camus May 24, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    The Poch man signs up for 5 more years.
    Outside of his salary, I wonder what he’s been told…

  • Limerick AL May 24, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    Sorry Fellow Depressives, but I am tired of the whole Spurs Circus .

  • 89Spurs 👁 May 24, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    Let’s live in hope, that they are singing from the same song sheet.
    With new players coming in, and some of the lame ducks, being shot of.
    Here’s hoping we do some business, before the World Cup.

  • Accy May 24, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    Poch has signed new contract til 2023

    • Accy May 24, 2018 at 4:08 pm

      £8.5m a year

      • QQ May 24, 2018 at 4:12 pm

        Crazy ideas.

    • Accy May 24, 2018 at 4:09 pm

      Presumably means Levy has agreed to Poch’s ultim “suggestions”

  • Des B May 24, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    The rumours about ManUre are the usual shenanigans from that lot, use their sleazy little friends in the media to try to unsettle the player that they want. Boreinho spent £65m on 2 Centre Half’s the past 2 summers and neither can get regular first team games, they should stand as a warning to Toby..

    Levy will not do business with ManUre and we haven’t done for 10 years, they’re filth.

    • Ronan May 24, 2018 at 3:45 pm

      Levy’s shown he’s prepared to strengthen rivals at our expense, because fans will praise him for the money he got. Even when the money means nothing to the Manc clubs.

  • SeattleSpursGuy May 24, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    “What makes the most sense, get Toby sold or signed up now, or to wait until after the tournament to be told he’s already mapped out his future?”

    Assuming (1) Toby’s fitness is not an issue, (2) bridges are not completely burned, the sensible thing is get Toby signed up. Next best, if the relationship can’t be repaired, is move him on quickly. Preferably out of England. Selling Toby to another top 6 side should be a non-starter.

  • Harry Hotspur May 24, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    ali z: (COYS)Toby and his agents have priced him out of the market and utd won’t give him 200 k a week either be lucky to get 150 k.
    Too late for that[back to negotiating with spurs] I think, his dad and the agent have burnt many bridges.

    • Harry Hotspur May 24, 2018 at 3:35 pm

      Curiously published within 2 minutes of this blog.

      Obviously Toby is shaking Levy’s tree.

    • QQ May 24, 2018 at 3:55 pm

      This is an ITK rumour I saw (he had demanded a wage he knew was not
      reasonable and would be rejected) . So another ITK has put an exact
      figure on it and is also claiming :

      1. Man Utd are not going to pay him the alleged Van Dijk wage level.

      2. If he does not like that, he has no way back now at Spurs even if
      they offered as close to the Man Utd wages as possible.

      Which all means if he wants to go to Man Utd :

      1. his wage pride goeth before the fall (in numbers) .

      2. Levy will repeat the Berbatov saga big-time (the very thought of which
      may cause to them to end interest in pursuing it) .

  • Flynnbob May 24, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Toby is a goner and in many a past season it would be catastrophic to the team, fortunately and I never see any praise being shown to Levy for this, we brought his replacement last season in.if he goes to united it should only be for martial in the opposite direction otherwise no deal . There’s plenty of foreign clubs interested in him.

  • Delboy May 24, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    1st point Is the daily mail ever to be trusted on anything?
    2nd point Toby is never happy and never stays long at any club
    3rd point Levy might not always be right but should be jump just because toby says so?

  • Erik May 24, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    Toby has been tapped by Utd, and it is Utd who want this deal wrapped up quickly.
    No chance Toby will sign a new contract now, not after being left out by Poch.

    • Tappaspur May 24, 2018 at 2:58 pm

      Fuck him. Move on

      • Erik May 24, 2018 at 3:05 pm

        Yep

    • marsinho May 24, 2018 at 3:13 pm

      poch has fazed him out because damned rite he has, would you offer a crocked CB a new contract doubling he’s wages knowing full well if he suffers the same fate as last seasons injury for the hole season coming then what?

  • Tappaspur May 24, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    Toby wants out. Fuck off then. Hurts though. Foreseeing play. Toby the master

  • Tappaspur May 24, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    Word round the camp fire here is. Bales coming.

    • marsinho May 24, 2018 at 2:56 pm

      Will he settle for a pay cut though of lets say £200,000+

      • Tappaspur May 24, 2018 at 2:57 pm

        Yes.

        • marsinho May 24, 2018 at 3:03 pm

          i’ll have him here in a heartbeat mate and would hate to see him in a red or blue manc and cheatski colours.

          • Aussie in Switzerland May 24, 2018 at 3:10 pm

            Meanwhile back on planet Earth

  • Tappaspur May 24, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    Cocky little scouse welder on site (new new lane) failed an xray weld test earlier. Quite as a theaving mouse now. Mug 🙂 🙂 🙂 I said to him turn your amps down. Never listened

    • Tappaspur May 24, 2018 at 2:49 pm

      Too many fucking northerners on this site 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 funny fuckers. “How are ya me old fettler 🙂 🙂

    • Aussie in Switzerland May 24, 2018 at 5:09 pm

      String the cunt up by his pubes

  • cyril May 24, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    in theory we there could be seven spurs players on the pitch. moussa jan and toby lined up against danny, kieran, harry and dele

    • cyril May 24, 2018 at 2:46 pm

      sorry, 8, i forgot eric

  • Yippers May 24, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    Toby is dead right not to wait. Sign him up and let him enjoy the world cup

  • John Bogle May 24, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    Statements were made several Months ago by Poch when he suggested that there was still two and a Half years remaining on Toby”s contract so there was no urgency in discussing the situation. Since then the talk has been about the clause that allows him to leave for £25m if Tottenham activate their option to keep him another year. My thinking is if we consider DL”s reputation in all his dealings, would he not have included these clauses for his own manipulation?. Toby”s contract was drafted three years ago. Since then the transfer window has been changed to end earlier and in doing so ends before the rest of Europe. Is it possible the dynamics could have changed regarding the contract?.

  • Andrew May 24, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    Letting him go is stupid – better to let him go in two years for £25mil…having the best CB in the world at your club for two years in his prime is worth the extra £20million we’d get this year for him from Utd.

    But more importantly, he’s behaved impeccably in public, only ever supporting the team despite being dropped for months. I do think Poch is an amazing manager but I think his decision to bench him cost us the Juventus game and the FA Cup. I understand it if the player has thrown the toys out but this really didn’t seem to be the case. That was a stubbornness from Poch that cut his nose off to spite his face. Such a shame… Sanchez did well, but Toby is one of the world’s best – of course you’ll notice the difference without him there.

    • cyril May 24, 2018 at 2:41 pm

      he is behaving in a very professional manner. but i do believe that if we activate then he can go in one year for 25 and in two years we get nowt. not sure if that would change your conclusions

    • QQ May 24, 2018 at 2:47 pm

      Of course.

      But if he is asking for a silly money increase right now, that the club
      cannot afford, then what ??

      Past form is that Pochettino wants rid ASAP to maintain squad harmony.
      Made worse by the fact that the defence only conceded one more goal
      in the PL campaign than 2015-16 (when he was in the starting XI and Wanyama –
      who has had a similar injury saga – was not) .

      But as we don’t know what he is asking for (and any consequent
      “well if he’s getting that …” effects from the rest of the squad) , I suggest you
      let events take their course.

    • Tappaspur May 24, 2018 at 3:23 pm

      Apparently greedy agent got into his ear.

      • Tacomuncher May 24, 2018 at 4:37 pm

        Not buying the greedy agent excuse – agent represents him, so it’s him. Can’t blame him, last major contract he’ll sign and wants to maximise his value.

    • Aussie in Switzerland May 24, 2018 at 5:10 pm

      If only the football success came first

  • QQ May 24, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    “This was thought to have taken place in the last few days, and it is the radio
    silence from THFC that has triggered the ‘Manchester United begin
    discussions’ headlines to appear in today’s papers.”

    No, that will be the Sky 4 loving hacks doing their usual sh*t stirring gossip
    at any opportunity to try and make trouble for Spurs. Today is no different to
    yesterday. Or last week. Or last month. Or (you get the idea) …

    Their ever frequent attempts means the club must be doing something
    right on-pitch.

    • ronwol96061 May 24, 2018 at 2:27 pm

      Something in that…but personally would like our quality our game itself improve and think where to out the money is in a world class CM

  • ronwol96061 May 24, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    No word from Poch?

    • QQ May 24, 2018 at 2:14 pm

      Did you not get the memo :

      Radio silence = one of his “crazy ideas” .

      • ronwol96061 May 24, 2018 at 2:24 pm

        Surely Poch should be involved but maybe he has wasged hus hands of Toby even though Toby us worshipped by the masses.

        Toby is an excellent and steady CB
        for me if we could buy this kid Licht and grab one mire CB with experience
        But spend a chunk on a serious CM this would be great!!

        • ronwol96061 May 24, 2018 at 2:25 pm

          Id let Toby go if we had to…

          • Tappaspur May 24, 2018 at 2:55 pm

            We have to. The cunt wants out. Fuck him.

  • Hartley May 24, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    79 days to go…

  • caveman May 24, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    Sign him up tightarse. That’s an order.

  • caveman May 24, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    Why wait for tightarse.