Jan Vertonghen has taken to social media to react to Toby Alderweireld’s departure from Tottenham Hotspur.

Tottenham confirmed today that they have reached an agreement with Qatari club Al-Duhail SC for the transfer of Alderweireld.

The announcement does not come as a surprise, with Fabio Paratici reportedly looking to revamp the centre-back options at Spurs ahead of the new season.

The North Londoners are expected to sign multiple central defenders this summer and Alderweireld has become the first current one to make way.

The Belgian international took to social media to post a touching farewell message, thanking Spurs fans for their support during the six years he spent in North London after his move from Atletico Madrid in 2015.

Alderweireld will be most fondly remembered by Spurs fans for the formidable partnership he formed with Jan Vertonghen, especially in his first few seasons at the club.

Vertonghen has now reacted with applause emojis to a compilation of his compatriot’s best moments in a Tottenham shirt.

Spurs Web Opinion

With Lamela and the Belgians now all gone, and Kane potentially on his way out (likely next summer if not this one), this does feel like an end of an era at Spurs.

It is a shame that we did not manage to get over the line and win silverware despite arguably having our best squad in 30 years.

However, there is no doubt that Alderweireld and co will be remembered fondly for all the memories they gave us and the passion they displayed for the club.

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