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Toby Alderweireld completes move to Qatari side Al-Duhail

Tue 27 July 2021 | 11:59

The Belgium international ends his six-year stay at the north London side.

Toby Alderweireld joins Qatari side

Al-Duhail

ahead of the next season. Having originally arrived from Atletico Madrid in 2015, the Belgian defender will leave the club after six years.

“We have reached an agreement with Al-Duhail SC in Qatar for the transfer of Toby Alderweireld.”

the club’s

statement

reads.

The Belgium international made 236 appearances for the Spurs and helped them reach the Champions League final in 2019. The transfer was announced the day after Tottenham bade farewell with another one of their long-serving players.

Erik Lamela

was moved to Sevilla in a swap-plus-cash deal with

Bryan Gil

.

Alderweireld was contracted until 2023, but he won’t be part of Nuno Espirito Santo’s plans to reshape the Spurs’ backline. The experienced defender published a farewell message on his Twitter

account

on Tuesday.

"You made me feel a part of your club from the moment I walked out at White Hart Lane and roared us on, no matter what, into our new, special, stadium.”

the 32-year-old wrote.

"Thank you first to the fans and then to my team-mates and every incredible member of the Spurs staff, backroom and beyond.

"This club will always be in mine and my family's heart. Love Toby."

Tottenham have reportedly sold Alderweireld for a fee of £13m. The club are eyeing Bologna’s

Takehiro Tomiyasu

and Atalanta’s

Cristian Romero

as their main transfer targets this summer.


source: SportMob

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