Alderweireld arrives in Madrid

The Belgian defender from Ajax is set to ink 4-year deal for Atlético

Belgian defender Toby Alderweireld arrived at Barajas airport on Saturday morning, as little seems to be in the way of completing a transfer to Atlético Madrid.

Our good friend Dani Hidalgo reports that the 24-year-old arrived with his father and two agents, and were welcomed by a representative of the club.

Alderweireld is expected to sign a 4-year deal at Atlético, where he’ll replace the Manchester City-bound Martín Demichelis.

When asked about his transfer, the centre back said it was an easy decision to make.

“When a club like Atlético calls, you don’t think twice.”

Curiously, he said he wasn’t aware of the Rojiblancos’ interest until he received a text message from a fellow Belgian international.

“I knew nothing until Courtois texted me and told me to join.”

We’ll keep you updated as the deal is expected to be made official shortly.


  • Jelle

    Wonderful !

  • pantic#10

    Welcome Toby!
    I’m happy that you’re happy to be here! 🙂
    we need your help for this important season.

    I like his enthusiasm;

  • leika

    Perfect signing and Courtois will help him settle in. He will start fighting for a first 11 place.

  • kris

    It will be so awesome if we can lure Courtois next season on a permanent deal.. This guy has done so much for us.. Love him…

  • Scott

    Making Courtois happy means everything! If we’ll only sign Courtois next summer, I’ll be happy!

  • Chewie

    Nice shirt, Toby.