Man Utd On Verge Of Agreeing £70m Deal As Mourinho Closes-In On Top Target
Manchester United are on the verge of striking a deal to sign Toby Alderweireld this summer as they prepare to meet Tottenham’s £70m asking price
The summer transfer window is open and managers are working hard on their transfer targets so we’ll bring you all the latest gossip from around the globe. Today, Man Utd are closing-in on Toby Alderweireld…
Manchester United are on the verge of striking a deal to sign Toby Alderweireld this summer as they prepare to meet Tottenham’s £70m asking price, according to a report by TeamTalk.
Jose Mourinho knows he has to strengthen his squad this summer if United are to compete with the likes of Manchester City for the title after finishing 19 points adrift of their rivals last season.
A new centre-back is understood to be a priority as Mourinho wants to find a long-term partner for Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof has been strongly linked with a move away from Old Trafford in recent days.
Alderweireld has been widely touted as Mourinho’s main transfer target with the Telegraph reporting last week that United were focussing their attention on landing the Spurs star after wrapping-up a deal to sign Fred.
TeamTalk claim the Red Devils were hoping to secure a deal worth £55m for Alderweireld but Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has been playing hard ball despite the fact the centre-back has just one year remaining on his contract.
Spurs have the option to trigger a one-year extension but that deal would include a clause allowing Alderweireld to leave for just £25m in 2019 so the north Londoners are prepared to cash-in while they can still command a sizeable fee.
TeamTalk are now citing a report from Belgian outlet Het Laatste that claims United are on the verge of agreeing to meet Tottenham’s £70m asking price and a deal could be wrapped up ‘in the coming days’.
Alderweireld is set to fly out for the World Cup finals this week so United will have to get the transfer sealed soon as Belgian boss Roberto Martinez won’t want the player distracted by transfer business in Russia.
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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