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Toby Alderweireld Eyes Belgium Return After Tottenham Hotspur Spell

Toby Alderweireld Eyes Belgium Return After Tottenham Hotspur Spell Photo: TT
Toby Alderweireld in Action for Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur central defender Toby Alderweireld has said that he plans to return to Belgium when he eventually leaves the Premier League club.

Alderweireld has been on the books of Tottenham since the summer of 2015 when he joined from Spanish club Atletico Madrid for a transfer fee of 11.4 million pounds.

The 31-year-old has established himself as a key figure at Spurs, and the central defender signed a new contract in December 2019 which will see him stay at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium until 2023.

The defender has said that once his current contract with Spurs runs out, he plans to go back to his native Belgium.

Alderweireld told Sporza: “I am thinking about returning to Belgium afterwards Especially for my children, who will then be 3 and 5 years old.

“My oldest child will then go to primary school and I want to give her a normal childhood. I want to send her to a permanent school for those 6 years of primary school without making her travel.”


Alderweireld has made 27 appearances in the Premier League for Tottenham so far this season, scoring one goal and providing two assists in the process.

The Belgian has also played six times in the Champions League for Spurs this campaign.

Jose Mourinho’s side are eighth in the Premier League table at the moment with 41 points from 29 matches, seven points behind fourth-placed and London rivals Chelsea.

Subhankar mondal
Sports Pundit staff writer @subhankarjourno
A journalist based in England, Subhankar Mondal has previously worked for International and Skysports

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