Tottenham snaps Atletico Madrid defender for £11.5 million.

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Toby Alderweireld passes Tottenham medical as former Southampton defender closes in on £11.5m move to Tottenham, according to reports reaching Cheznews sports desk.

The Atletico Madrid defender has completed a medical and agreed terms with the north London side despite Southampton being in dispute with the Spanish outfit.

Alderweireld spent a successful loan spell at St Mary’s last season and the Saints were expected to complete a permanent £6.8million deal this summer, after it was understood Atletico failed to cancel his buy-out clause in time.

However, Atletico maintain they have paid the £1.5m option to scrap the deal and have negotiated an £11.5m fee to sell the Belgium international to Spurs.

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The 26-year is now putting the finishing touches to his move to White Hart Lane and has already undergone a successful medical.

He will link up with former Ajax teammates Jan Vertonghen and Christian Eriksen.

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