Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld denies Manchester United summer move was close

Tottenham Toby Alderweireld

GETTY Tottenham star Toby Alderweireld insists he did not look to leave the club this summer

The 29-year-old joined his current employers in the summer of 2015 from Southampton and has went on to make over 100 appearances for the north London club since.

As reported by Daily Mirror, Toby Alderweireld has opened up on his failed move to Manchester United for the first time since the summer transfer window closed last month.

The Belgian centre back was linked with Manchester United during the summer, but insisted over the global break that he was never close to leaving Spurs.

He said: "Everyone was saying everywhere that I absolutely wanted to leave Tottenham". To be in the first team again is a victory for me.

'I just try to help Tottenham as best I can with my qualities, ' Alderweireld added.

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Alderweireld is still yet to agree terms with Spurs over a new contract, with the current deal expiring at the end of the 2019-20 season, and includes a clause that will let the player leave for £25m next summer. "Everything on my future that has been said by the press is not correct".

Nicol says the comments by Alderweireld are good news for Spurs supporters.

"Listen, money talks", Nicol said.

"Now, he could be just saying the right thing and actually hoping that Man Utd do come back in for him".

After three straight victories in the Premier League, Spurs were beaten by Watford at Vicarage Road before the worldwide break and Pochettino will be hoping his side get back to winning ways when they welcome Liverpool to Wembley on September 15.

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