Toby Alderweireld has moved to reassure Tottenham he still sees himself staying in north London next season.
The Belgian is one of the few first team players yet to be awarded a new contract over the last 18 months.
His centre-back partnership with Jan Vertonghen has made him invaluable to the club, but there has been some confusion as to why he hasn’t put pen to paper on an extension.
Alderweireld has told Belgian source HLN that it is not an indication that he is leaving, but he simply hasn’t been offered a deal yet.
“I’m still waiting for a contract proposal,” he said.
“But in my mind I’m playing for Spurs next season.”
There is no immediate rush as he is already tied down until 2020, but the expectation is that he will be rewarded for another impressive season soon.
The 28-year-old is currently on international duty with Belgium, who will play Estonia on Friday night.
Victor Wanyama is the only other prominent star who hasn’t extended his contract, but the Kenyan only moved to White Hart Lane last summer.