Darren Anderton said on the Sky Sports Now show on Sky Sports News HQ on Friday morning that Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld has been one of the best signings of the season.
“Alderweireld has been one of the signings of the season,” said the former Tottenham star. “He has been absolutely outstanding.”
Alderweireld joined Tottenham from Spanish club Atletico Madrid in the summer transfer window after playing on loan for Premier League rivals Southampton last season.
The 26-year-old is a versatile player who can play as a right-back, as a centre-back or in defensive midfield.
Under head coach Mauricio Pochettino, the Belgium international has featured as a central defender for Spurs this campaign.
The former Ajax star has been superb in his role, forging a strong partnership with compatriot Jan Vertonghen at the back.
Alderweireld will play a key role for Tottenham in the North London derby against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.
Arsenal will be playing attacking football, and the 26-year-old will have to be at his best in order to help Spurs get a positive result from the Premier League game.