Tottenham sign defender Toby Alderweireld on a five-year contract from Atletico Madrid. The 26-year-old was on loan at Southampton last season and the Saints had an option to make the deal permanent for £6.8m. However, they have lost their battle to sign the Belgian. “I’m very proud to be a Tottenham player. I’m happy to be here and hope to have a wonderful time with this team,” he said. Alderweireld made 26 Premier League appearances for Southampton last season, and was also reported to interest Manchester City.