Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino gives Toby Alderweireld warning over new contract

Tottenham Toby Alderweireld

Vertonghen, 30, has been ever-present for Spurs in the Premier League this season - one of only 14 outfield players to have started every single game this season.

Mauricio Pochettino's side have been in discussions with the player's camp over extending the centre-back's new deal.

That's according to Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson.

He has since developed into one of the Premier League's best centre-backs and Tottenham are sure to demand a huge fee for the Belgian, likely to rival the £75m Liverpool paid for Virgil van Dijk in January.

"I think it was only Toby (on Thursday) who could not finish the training session", the Argentinian said.

"We worked a lot on this aspect and yes, it is true that we clash a lot in training because he is clever and always has an argument and a reason why, but in the end I appreciate his efforts". He looks like a 20-year-old.

"Physicality is his talent".

"And he is an athlete - he could play until he is 40 because his physical condition comes very naturally to him".

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"I remember his body language when I watched the game against Liverpool, the season before we came", said Pochettino.

"He was slouched in the tunnel", said Pochettino, who stood up to imitate Vertonghen's relaxed stance.

"And I told you and then some people use my words to describe him as a genius of the football". You are here for a battle!

Spurs' refusal to compromise their policy on wages may result in the sale of one of their best players.

For three years now, Toby Alderweireld has been the beating heart in the middle of a rock-solid Tottenham Hotspur defense.

Pochettino believes his centre-backs have the makings of a "fantastic partnership".

Pochettino said it was something he mentioned to the defender when he arrived in May that year.

"Davinson has wonderful energy and he's so fast, but he still needs to improve in different aspects and Jan is a ideal partner to help him achieve all we believe he can".

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