Tottenham Hotspur, on Friday, announced that contract of Belgian defender Toby Alderweireld has been extended to June 2020.

The 29-year-old Alderweireld joined the Premier League side on a transfer from Atletico Madrid in 2015 and became a corner stone in the Spurs defence under Argentine coach Mauricio Pochettino.

“The Club can confirm that we have activated the option to extend Toby Alderweireld’s contract until 2020,” Tottenham announced on its website.

Alderweireld made his professional debut in 2008 at AFC Ajax, with whom he won the Eredivisie title three times in a row between 2011-2013.

After a five-year spell at the Dutch club, Alderweireld joined Atletico Madrid, who sent him on a one-season loan to Southampton.

Tottenham will lock horns with Tranmere in their next FA Cup fixture on January 5, Sunday. And, will be taking on Manchester United in their next Premier League game on January 13.

(With IANS Inputs)