Thursday 27 October 2016

Spurs sign Alderweireld

Tottenham have announced the signing of Belgium international defender Toby Alderweireld from Atletico Madrid - despite the potential of legal proceedings from Southampton.

Alderweireld, 26, moves to White Hart Lane having spent last season on loan with Ronald Koeman's Southampton, who had a deal in place to sign the former Ajax man.

Atletico could pay £1.5million to Saints to cancel that agreement but the south coast club claim that the La Liga outfit did not do so in time and therefore claim they should have been the front-runners to sign Alderweireld.

But the player has now signed a contract with Tottenham until 2020, with the club announcing the deal on their official Twitter account this morning.

"SIGNED: We are delighted to announce the signing of @AlderweireldTob from Atletico Madrid." #WelcomeToby," their Tweet read.


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