Talks Underway: Tottenham Ready To Do Business With Man Utd Over £75m Deal
Tottenham are in talks with Manchester United over Toby Alderweireld and are prepared to agree a deal worth in the region of £75m this summer
The summer transfer window is now open and managers are working hard on their transfer targets so we’ll bring you all the latest gossip from around the globe. Today, the latest on Toby Alderweireld…
Tottenham are in talks with Manchester United over Toby Alderweireld and are prepared to agree a deal worth in the region of £75m this summer, according to Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge via the Express.
Alderweireld has been one of the best defenders in the Premier League since joining Tottenham from Atletico Madrid in 2015 following an impressive campaign on-loan at Southampton.
However, his future in north London is in serious doubt as Alderweirled has one year remaining on his current contract and has failed to agree terms over an extension with Tottenham.
Spurs can trigger a one-year extension but that new deal would include a clause allowing the player to leave for just £25m next summer so the Londoners are ready to cash-in while they can still command a sizeable fee.
United have been strongly linked with a move in recent months and the Express quote Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge as saying that transfer talks with Tottenham are now underway.
Bridge claims that Spurs want around £75m for Alderweireld’s signature as they rate him in the same bracket as Virgil van Dijk and Mauricio Pochettino has agreed to let the defender go this summer.
The Sky Sports reporter is quoted by the Express as saying:
“We can look now and say that there are early talks between Tottenham and Manchester United. Manchester United at the moment are the only club to make a serious interest in Alderweireld.
“It looks like Manchester United are going to do their business early. I’m told Spurs will be looking for quite a big fee for Alderweireld, maybe around £75m.
“They were looking at the likes of Virgil van Dijk leaving Southampton for Liverpool and they’re saying ‘look, Toby Alderweireld is one of the best, maybe even the best, defenders in the Premier League, so we want big money for him’.
“They will look to negotiate this summer and I’m also told Mauricio Pochettino is happy for the sale to go through.
“He loves the Jan Vertonghen and Davinson Sanchez partnership. So Alderweireld, I’ve got to say exclusively to this podcast, I can’t see him saying at Tottenham.
“As it stands Manchester United are the club that want him, they are the frontrunners.”
Jose Mourinho is in the market for another centre-back as he looks to build a squad capable of challenging Manchester City for the title next season and Alderweireld would be a big upgrade on the likes of Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelof.
We’ll have to wait and see how things develop over the coming weeks but I think Alderweireld would be an excellent signing for United if they manage to get a deal agreed with Tottenham.
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