Jonathan Woodgate makes a claim about Toby Alderweireld

Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld during training

Jonathan Woodgate rates Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld highly.

Former Tottenham Hotspur defender Jonathan Woodgate has told the club’s official website that Toby Alderweireld is one of the top three centre-backs in the Premier League.

“I like Alderweireld, and I'd put him in the top three centre-backs in the Premier League,” Woodgate told Spurs’ official website.

Alderweireld is one of the best centre-backs in the Premier League and is a key player in the current Tottenham team.

Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld during training

The 27-year-old has been on the books of Spurs since the summer of 2015 when he joined them from Spanish club Atletico Madrid for a transfer fee reported by The Daily Mail to be worth £11.5 million following a loan spell at Southampton during the 2014-15 campaign.

The Belgium international centre-back has been playing well for Tottenham this season, and not many will disagree with Woodgate’s comments about Alderweireld.

Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld celebrates scoring their first goal

In fact, Alderweireld could even be the best centre-back playing in the Premier League at the moment.

Spurs are still in the running for the Premier League title this season, but realistically they should aim for a top-four finish.

The North London outfit will return to action on Sunday afternoon when they take on Watford away from home at Vicarage Road in the Premier League.

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