Atleti’s Alderweireld ‘so happy’

New Atletico Madrid defender Toby Alderweireld has admitted he is delighted to have signed for the capital club.

The Belgian defender completed his medical at Vicente Calderon on Friday evening, joining from Ajax.

“I am happy to be a part of this club,” he told reporters. “It’s a team with history and are one of the best in Europe.

“I’ll play Champions League football, which is important.

“The past few days have been a bit crazy, but I really wanted to join.

“I’ve watched the game and Atleti seem like a great team who play good football.

“I’m so happy to have joined.”

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