Tottenham Hotspur confirm exit of first-team defender

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Toby Alderweireld
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Toby Alderweireld has ended his six-year association at Tottenham Hotspur with his departure having been confirmed this afternoon.

The 32-year-old travelled to Doha at the weekend and has now completed his transfer to Qatar outfit Al-Duhail.

The Telegraph reported on Saturday that the fee is in the region of £13million for the Belgian international.

Alderweireld made 236 appearances for Tottenham in all competitions, scoring nine goals and providing five assists (transfermarkt) following his move from Atletico Madrid in 2015.

The Athletic revealed earlier this month that the central defender had made it clear to the club that he wanted to leave and was confident of securing his exit following his involvement with Belgium at Euro 2020.

SpursWeb Opinion

Alderweireld has been a brilliant servant for Tottenham and formed a formidable central defensive pairing with Jan Vertonghen during the peak of Mauricio Pochettino’s time in charge of the club.

His ability to play long-raking passes from defence to create a counter-attack was second to none, but unfortunately at 32, it is now time to rebuild the defence for the next few years.

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