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Tottenham boss urges fans to remain calm about future of star

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has urged fans of the club to remain calm on the future of star defender Toby Alderweireld.

Alderweireld’s current £55,000-a-week contract is due to expire next summer and according to reports, he has already rejected at least one offer of a new deal.

The North London club do have an option to extend the Belgian internationals contract to 2020, but if they do exercise this option, he will be left with a modest £25 million release clause in his contract.

The 29-year old Alderweireld is regarded as one of the world’s premier defenders and he knows that he could potentially triple his wages by leaving.

But Pochettino said: “This is a message for our fans and for everyone: he still has two-and-half years of contract.

“[Lionel] Messi had six months left on his contract. Messi! Nothing is happening. If something happens, the club is going to communicate it. But I don’t understand all these things when the players are all under contract. Daniel Levy said to me: ‘Don’t worry gaffer. It’s two-and-half years.'”