Tottenham Hotspur has announced that Toby Alderweireld has left the club after calling North London home for six years.
The Lillywhites confirmed that the 32-year-old Belgian, who joined from Spanish giants Atletico Madrid in 2015, has joined Al-Duhail SC in Qatar.
"We have reached an agreement with Al-Duhail SC in Qatar for the transfer of Toby Alderweireld. We wish Toby the very best for the future," Spurs posted on Twitter.
Full club statement from Spurs' website:
"The defender joined us from Atletico Madrid in July, 2015, and formed a strong central partnership with fellow Belgian Jan Vertonghen, the pair providing the backbone of our Champions League qualification in 2015/16 and our best defensive record in a Premier League campaign (26 goals conceded) on our way to second place in 2016/17. He started both legs of the quarter-final, semi-final and then the final in our Champions League run of 2018/19.
"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," the note ended.
Meanwhile, Nuno Espirito Santo's side is expected to announce the Argentine central defender Cristian Romero from Italian club Atalanta, as Futaa reported last Friday.