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Toby Alderweireld confirms he’s attached at the hip to Jan Vertonghen

Toby Alderweireld confirmed that he would try and bring Jan Vertonghen with him if he left Spurs

Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen are medical mysteries.

They’ve managed to cut out incredibly successful professional football careers at Ajax, Spurs and Belgium despite being attached at the hip.

Don’t believe us? Just listen to Toby talking about what would happen if he left Spurs.


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As you can see they are genuinely attached

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As you can see they are genuinely attached

Alderweireld told DH.be: “It’s difficult for me to play without Vertonghen.

“If I move to another club, he will have to follow me.”

So there you have it. Straight from the horse’s mouth.

Further proof of their attachment

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Further proof of their attachment

Okay, so obviously they aren’t attached at the hip.

Toby spent time away from Jan at Atletico Madrid and Southampton, while Jan spent time on loan at Belgian side RKC Wallwijk.

But it does raise an interesting question about what happens when one of the duo eventually decide to stray from north London.

A rare Jan-less photo of Alderweireld

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A rare Jan-less photo of Alderweireld

You’d be hard pushed to find a better defensive partnership in world football.

Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels might have something to say about that, but Verterweireld are genuinely class.

With contract talks stalling since last December and Alderweireld’s contract up in 2019 the window of opportunity is widening.

As 2-for-1 offers go, they don’t come much better.