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Harry Redknapp and Ray Parlour both rave about Tottenham Hotspur's Toby Alderweireld

Tottenham Hotspur currently have the best defensive record in the whole Premier League.

Harry Redknapp and Ray Parlour have raved about Tottenham Hotspur’s capture of Toby Alderweireld on TalkSPORT.

Alderweireld joined Spurs in the summer transfer window from Atletico Madrid, and he has slotted straight into Spurs’ defence alongside Jan Vertonghen.

The Lilywhites have the best defensive record of any team in the Premier League, and Redknapp believes Alderweireld has played a major part in this.

“Alderweireld has been a great signing, I think,” the former Spurs boss said. “He has come in there with Vertonghen and they get on well. They’ve been excellent.”

Parlour agreed with Redknapp, going on to state that he has been an absolute bargain, when compared to the price other Premier League teams have paid for top centre-backs.

“For £13 million, when you look at [Eliaquim] Mangala who Manchester City bought for £30 million, Alderweireld was a great signing,” the ex-Arsenal midfielder added.

“Him and Jan Vertonghen have become a really good partnership.”

Alderweireld proved his class in England last season, while on a loan spell with Southampton.

The Saints had wanted to bring the Belgian back to St. Mary’s, but Spurs persuaded him to move to White Hart Lane.

Alderweireld is likely to be very pleased with his decision now, as Spurs appear to be in a title fight.

Tottenham have lost just twice all season, and they are currently stationed in fourth place in the Premier League table - just four points behind top of the table Arsenal.

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