The 28-year-old centre-back is set to see his current contract expire in 18 months, with Spurs possessing the option to add on an extra year which would run until 2020. However, Alderweireld is said to want a substantial rise on his £50,000-a-week wage, an offer he has not received, unlike a number of his teammates.
Despite the constant talk surrounding the prolonged contract negotiations which started in December 2016, Pochettino remains unalarmed as he said, via the Guardian: “This is a message for our fans and for everyone: Toby still has two-and-a-half years of contract.
People’s fretting about Alderweireld contract. Should realise the new TV 📺 deal is announced in February. If the club has any sense which it does surely you’d wait till then to see what the budget for next 3-4 years is 🧐— TAS🔵⚪️ (@coys100) December 31, 2017
When asked if Alderweireld's release clause ensured Tottenham would keep hold of the defender for only another 18 months, Pochettino said: "It’s two and a half years. Daniel Levy said to me: ‘Don’t worry, gaffer. It’s two and a half years.'
"Calm. Calm, our fans. Because Daniel is very good. He has managed the club for 17 or 18 years. Look at how Tottenham was 18 years ago and how it is today. I think full credit to Daniel. Let him work. It is important the fans trust in Daniel,” he added.