Tottenham Hotspur fans in the Football Transfer Tavern were certainly shocked to hear the news that Daily Mail have announced that Toby Alderweireld is set to join Tottenham for £11.5 million, subsequently dashing Southampton’s chances of landing the Belgian defender.
The tough-tackling defender had been spending his time on-loan at Southampton last campaign, and the Saints were touted to be making the loan deal into a permanent one.
However, it is now reported that Spurs are close to completing a £11.5m transfer and around £1m in bonuses for the 26-year-old to make Spurs his new home.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy traveled to Madrid to get the deal done, according to reports, and it appears talks ended in securing a transfer.
A number of Tottenham supporting punters over on table 84 here in the Football Transfer Tavern are very happy about this news, and feel that Alderweireld and Vertonghen would make a formidable partnership at the back for the club.
Tottenham fans…… What do you make of adding Toby to the ranks? Make sure you let us know your thoughts and opinions down below!