Tottenham media round-up: Alderweireld deal confirmed, deal attached to new stadium

Toby Alderweireld

A selection of the latest stories in the media involving Tottenham Hotspur this Wednesday evening.

Tottenham today announced the signing of Toby Alderweireld from Atletico Madrid on a five-year contract at White Hart Lane, with the London Evening Standard claiming the deal is worth around £11.5 million. 

There were some doubts surrounding the deal after reports of Southampton taking legal action against the La Liga side emerged after the Saints reportedly had a clause in a deal - which allowed the Belgian to spend last season on loan at St Mary's - to sign the player on a permanent basis. 

But the player has said he wanted to join up with the Belgian contingent at White Hart Lane, telling the official Tottenham website: “From the beginning I knew a lot about it (the club) from Jan Vertonghen, Mousa Dembele and Nacer Chadli.

“It’s a big club and it’s always been a dream to play at a club like Spurs. Now that dream is coming true so I’m very happy, very proud and I will give my best.”

Aside from transfers, Tottenham have signed a deal which means they could host two NFL games per season at their new stadium over a 10-year period. 

The new stadium is due to open in 2018, with the club also releasing the latest images of the design surrounding the new arena. 

Defender DeAndre Yedlin could become a midfield option for the club, according to the London Evening Standard, having played in a more advanced role for the United States national side during their win against Honduras on Tuesday night. 

They have also picked up on quotes from the defender from in June, where he says: “It depends a lot on who you’re playing with. If there’s a right back behind me that likes to sit a little bit then I think right midfield is my best position." 

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