Chadli, Le Tissier and more: Twitter reacts to Tottenham’s new signing

Nacer Chadli and Matt Le Tissier take to Twitter after Toby Alderweireld completes a move to Tottenham

New Tottenham signing Toby Alderweireld Photo: Spurs TV

Matt Le Tissier couldn’t disguise his disappointment after Toby Alderweireld joined Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday morning.

The Saints legend had been hoping that the Belgium international might join Southampton on a permanent deal after the defender spent last season on loan at St Mary’s.

However, Alderweireld penned a long-term deal with the north London side after Tottenham reportedly agreed an £11.5m fee with La Liga side Atletico Madrid.

Here is a selection of the best Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order to Alderweireld’s switch to White Hart Lane this morning.

Former Southampton midfielder Matt Le Tissier (@mattletiss7) is a saddened Saints legend: “Disappointed to see Toby sign for Spurs but not end of the world #wemarchon”

However, Spurs playmaker Nacer Chadli (@NChadli) is delighted to welcome his fellow Belgium international the White Hart Lane family: “Welcome to my mate @AlderweireldTob in the spurs familly @SpursOfficial”

Journalist Simon Peach ‏(@SimonPeach) gives Spurs fan an idea of what to expect from the new signing on and off the pitch: “Alderweireld a fine defender – technically the best #SaintsFC have had in many years. A nice chap off the field, always speaks to media.”

Finally, Alderweireld’s former club Atletico (@atletienglish) have a nice message of support for the versatile defender: “Agreement with @SpursOfficial for the transfer of @AlderweireldTob. Best of luck Toby!”

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