Toby Alderweireld says Tottenham's Belgian trio told him a lot about the club

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Tottenham Hotspur's newest arrival has been speaking about some of his teammates.

New Tottenham Hotspur signing Toby Alderweireld has been speaking about his move in comments published on the club’s official Twitter account.

The Belgian international spent last season on loan at Southampton, where he impressed enough to convince Tottenham to make a move.

The 26-year-old has since signed a five-year deal for an undisclosed fee and Alderweireld becomes arguably the club’s best business to date.

Tottenham’s defence came in for plenty of criticism last season and stability was the key ahead of the new campaign. So teaming Alderweireld with his Belgian international teammate Jan Vertonghen was a canny piece of business by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.

Speaking following his move, Alderweireld said, “From the beginning I knew a lot about the club from Vertonghen, Mousa Dembele and Nacer Chadli.

“It’s nice when you join and know a couple of players. I hope to get to know them a little better now.”

Alderweireld also played alongside Vertonghen at Ajax, where the former made 186 appearances.

He later moved on to Atletico where he played just 22 times despite his considerable talent, moving first on loan to Southampton and now permanently to Tottenham.

It is a wonderful piece of business and he is Tottenham’s third defensive reinforcement already this summer, following the arrival of Kevin Wimmer from Cologne and Kieran Trippier from Burnley.

The Belgian contingent at White Hart Lane is now up to four, and if the quartet remains next season they could all play a vital role, although the future remains somewhat unclear regarding Dembele.

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