Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld signs contract extension

Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld has signed a new contract at the club until 2023.

"I am very, very happy. I think no words can describe," he said.

"I think another couple of years here at Spurs, there is no place I can be happier. I am honoured to play for this club and am a small piece of getting to the next level.

"I'm lucky to have a very good connection with the fans and the club. I couldn't see myself playing for another team."

Spurs triggered a 12-month extension on his contract last December to keep Alderweireld at the club until June 2020, and a clause was inserted to enable buying clubs to sign the player for just £25 million last summer.

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No club paid the clause, though, and now the Belgium international has committed his future to the club.

A Tottenham statement read: "We are delighted to announce that Toby Alderweireld has signed a new contract with the Club until 2023."