Toby Alderweireld
Toby Alderweireld has joined fellow Belgians Nacer Chadli, Mousa Dembele and Jan Vertonghen at White Hart Lane Getty

Tottenham Hotspur have signed a complete defender in Toby Alderweireld, according to teammate Nacer Chadli.

Alderweireld, 26, became the club's third recruit of the summer after signing a five-year deal on 8 July, choosing the North London side over Southampton, where he excelled on loan last season.

He joins the club's Belgian contingent alongside Mousa Dembele, Jan Vertonghen and Chadli and the latter is confident the defender's experience can help the club in their own push for Champions League football.

"He's the complete defender. He's good in the air, very good on the ball, technically very comfortable and he's got an amazing long-range pass on him," Chadli told Tottenham's official website.

"He has a good shot as well, plus he is very experienced. He's played a lot of matches, a lot of international games and he's featured in the Champions League, so he has so much to bring to the team. I would say he's a very good signing and a great lad – plus he's Belgian as well, so it's all good."

Alderweireld is expected to come into Mauricio Pochettino's first team plans alongside Vertonghen at the heart of defence next season. The Belgian internationals share a partnership that dates back to their days at Ajax where they won two Eredivisie titles playing alongside each other and Chadi believes the duo will flourish again at White Hart Lane.

"Jan and Toby played a lot of games together at Ajax so they know each other very well and I think they'll be very comfortable playing alongside each other," Chadli added.

"Toby has settled in very nicely this week, the lads have welcomed him and he knows us very well so I think, for him, it's all good.

"I believe he can bring a lot of calm to our defence as he's somebody who can play with consistency. He always plays a good game and he's honestly a good lad in the group – very calm and respectful. I think he's a great addition to the squad."