Jenas says Spurs have secured a replacement for want-away £75,000-a-week star

Former Tottenham Hotspur star Jermaine Jenas has stated that the team will be able to handle the potential departure of Toby Alderweireld due to the signing of Davinson Sanchez.

Jenas enjoyed his best years in the Premier League at White Hart Lane and he is backing his old club to move on from an exit for the Belgium international, who is an earner of £75,000-a-week.

Speculation has suggested that Alderweireld is close to a move to Manchester United this summer but Jenas believes Davinson Sanchez will be his suitable replacement.

The Colombia international enjoyed a fine debut season after joining the club last year and he is being tipped to take the role of Alderweireld.

“That Spurs defence looked pretty solid for most of the campaign and Sanchez was a key part of that, so the club may look at how much it would cost to keep Alderweireld and believe they have a better value for money option in Sanchez. In many respects, I probably agree with that.” said Jenas

“I would love Toby to stay because I believe he is the best defender in the world when he is right at it, but we will see where it goes from here.

“I’m sure there will be plenty of big clubs trying to sign him, with Manchester United believed to be among those.”