Alderweireld's comments from last season show how highly he rates Spurs-bound Wanyama

Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld reacts

Toby Alderweireld suggested that Victor Wanyama made his job easy at Southampton.

Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld reactsTottenham's Toby Alderweireld

Southampton's Victor Wanyama appears to be on the verge of joining Tottenham - and his former team-mate Toby Alderweireld should be happy to see him again.

Sky Sports report that Wanyama, 24, is set for a medical with Tottenham in the coming days after an £11m deal was agreed between the two clubs over the weekend.

Southampton's Victor Wanyama celebrates scoring their third goal

The move means that Kenyan powerhouse Wanyama will reunite with his former Saints boss Mauricio Pochettino at White Hart Lane, but he isn't the only familiar face Wanyama will find in North London.

Tottenham's star defender Toby Alderweireld played alongside Wanyama for Southampton during the 2014/15 season, and it's fair to say he's a big fan of the former Celtic man.

Toby Alderweireld celebrates after scoring the second goal for Tottenham

Speaking after Tottenham threw away a 2-0 lead against Stoke to draw 2-2 back in August 2015, Alderweireld told the London Evening Standard that the midfielders in front of him needing to keep playing and keep pressing to protect the back four.

Alderweireld noted that Wanyama was great at doing just that, pressuring opposing attackers so much that the Spurs-bound midfielder made it easy for Alderweireld at the back.

Southampton's Victor Wanyama shoots at goal

"You have to play better because if you don't play football anymore then they can put more pressure on you, get more guys in the box, and it's very difficult," said Alderweireld. "At Southampton, Victor Wanyama and Morgan Schneiderlin put good pressure so they didn't have time to put the ball in the box - it makes it easier for defenders," he added.

Alderweireld will once again have Wanyama playing in front of him next season and beyond, but he will have to battle with Eric Dier and Mousa Dembele for a starting role in midfield.

That kind of competition for places will be great for Pochettino and Spurs, especially with a Champions League campaign on the horizon - and hopefully, the addition of Wanyama can again make life easier for Alderweireld in defence.

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