Tottenham announce Toby Alderweireld departure

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Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed Toby Alderweireld is leaving the club to join Qatari side Al-Duhail.

The Belgian defender moves for a fee reported to be in the region of £13m six years after joining Spurs from Atlético Madrid.

“We have reached agreement with Al-Duhail SC in Qatar for the transfer of Toby Alderweireld,” read the club’s statement.

“Now 32, Toby made 236 appearances in his six years at Spurs. He’s also reached 113 caps for Belgium, playing in the 2014 and 2018 World Cups, and 2016 and 2020 European Championships.

“We wish Toby all the best for the future.”