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

The 30-year-old centre-back’s deal puts an end to speculation over his future, which had grown as his previous contract – which was set to expire at the end of this season – continued to wind down.

Alderweireld’s decision comes just a month after Jose Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino as the club’s head coach.

“I’m very, very happy,” Alderweireld told Spurs TV. “I think no words can describe another couple of years here at Spurs.

“There’s no place I can be happier. I’m honoured to play for this club and I’m a small piece of getting to the next level in a couple of seasons. I think this is just the beginning of something big and exciting.

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

Alderweireld’s new deal will come as a relief to the club’s hierarchy, who were in danger of losing three high-profile players for no return this summer.

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