Player Hints At Move As Man Utd Step-Up Efforts To Sign £55m International CB

By on June 6, 2018

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….

Manchester United have turned their attention to signing Toby Alderweireld after the £55m-rated centre-back hinted at a move away from Tottenham, according to the Telegraph.

Jose Mourinho knows he needs to strengthen his squad if United are to compete with Manchester City next season and he wrapped-up a deal to sign Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred on Tuesday.

The Portuguese coach is now looking to land a top class central defender as the future’s of Victor Lindelof, Eric Bailly and Phil Jones are in doubt following inconsistent campaigns last year.

The Telegraph claim United are now focussing their attention on landing Alderweireld with Mourinho desperate to lure the £55m-rated centre-back to Old Trafford this summer.

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 although the Belgian international has two years remaining on his contract, his deal includes a clause allowing the 29-year-old to leave for just £25m in 2019.

So Tottenham are being forced to cash-in this summer while they can still command a sizeable fee and Alderweireld has hinted he’s ready for a new challenge but admits the decision is down to Spurs.

Alderweireld is quoted as saying by the Telegraph:

“I have another two years [on my] contract. Tottenham decides about my future. Of course, I have my own idea. But that is not the case now. The past season was tough. But I’m glad that I could play the last four matches. That means that I am ready for the World Cup.”

Alderweireld struggled to force his way back in to Mauricio Pochettino’s first team last season after recovering from a serious hamstring injury so it would be no surprise if he’s looking for a new club this summer.

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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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3 Comments

  1. johnny

    June 6, 2018 at 11:11 am

    Levy knows full well what Spurs are going to do and with Mauricio Pochettino telling Levy who he want`s and the money aspect is left in the capable hands of Levy , players will be sold to balance the transfer fees selling the likes of Sissisko , Dembele , Aurier , Vorm , and other fringe players who were bought who could not make the grade infect they were never good enough in the first place .

  2. agudze roosevelt

    June 6, 2018 at 11:12 am

    Mourinho like ageing players and after two seasons he runs away and leave them for the next manager to suffer. £55M for Alderweireld according to report is too much.

  3. PeeLee

    June 6, 2018 at 11:59 am

    With a fine squad of players, a good workplace, and so many supporters at a well-run club, Toby belongs at Spurs really. I’m sure that Pochettino would like him to agree a deal that benefits all concerned, and that respects Tottenham supporters’ admiration for the player. Rather that than see Toby go somewhere like Manchester United for the money, where man-management by Mourinho is the price that is paid.

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