“Listen, money talks,” Nicol said.
“But from everything that Alderweireld’s saying, he’s sending messages that he wants to stay.
“Now, he could be just saying the right thing and actually hoping that Man United do come back in for him.
“But if I’m a Spurs fan, I like what he’s coming out with.”
Alderweireld and Tottenham are back in Premier League action this Saturday when they welcome Liverpool to Wembley.