Jan Vertonghen
fights for the ball with Real Madrid's goalkeeper Antonio Adan during their Champions League Group D match at the Amsterdam Arena stadium

Toby Alderweireld has urged Ajax teammate Jan Vertonghen to join Tottenham Hotspur this summer, amid speculation the promising defender could leave Holland at the end of the season.

Vertonghen, 24, has been repeatedly linked with a move to the Premier League in the wake of a series of impressive displays for Ajax and Belgium.

And Alderweireld, Vertonghen's teammate for both club and country, believes the defender would slot seamlessly into the Tottenham side and implored his compatriot to consider a move should the opportunity arise.

"Tottenham Hotspur would be a good club for him,' Alderwiereld is quoted in the Daily Mail.

"They compete at the top and in a beautiful league and also he would have a good chance to be a starting player."

The paper reported that Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp watched Vertonghen in Ajax's 2-1 Europa League victory over Manchester United last week.

Redknapp remains eager to bolster his defensive options over the summer, with the long-term future of Ledley King a concern.

Last month, Vertonghen admitted he was flattered to be linked with Tottenham but said no decision had been made over his future at Ajax.

"I think Tottenham are an amazing club and you see how well they are doing this season," Vertonghen told Goal.com.

"They are in the top three in England and that's where I want to play.

"I can't say anything about whether there has been contact about a transfer but I think my game can be suited to English football.

"I love the atmosphere and it has the best players in the world, it breathes football. It's one of my goals to play in the best leagues and against the best players. It's the only competition I watch apart from Barcelona."