Alderweireld denies Man Utd move was close

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Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld said he was not interested in leaving the club this summer amid reports he was set to join Manchester United.

Source: ESPN
 

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"Everyone was saying everywhere that I absolutely wanted to leave Tottenham," Alderweireld said at a news conference ahead of Belgium's UEFA Nations League game against Iceland on Tuesday.

"That's not true. This summer, I quickly understood Tottenham wanted to keep me. So, I had to battle to get my place back in the team. To be in the first team again is a victory for me."
Unusual comment - He doesn't say he wants to leave, nor does he say he wants to stay.
may be language rather than any intent mind you.
 

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Until we see that familiar picture with Poch, Player and Pen, then it’s all talk.

Just get the damn contract signed and wake us up when it’s done.
 

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Cynically you could say he didn’t want to leave because he personally stands to profit from the release clause.
I'm not so sure. I would have thought he'd stand a chance of getting more money before he hit 30.
 

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I'm not so sure. I would have thought he'd stand a chance of getting more money before he hit 30.
But he can negotiate a higher salary/sign on fee when the release clause kicks in. The buying club pay £25m as opposed to, say, £50m this summer. Leaving up to £25m for Toby & his agent (more likely) to demand a slice of.
 
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