Manchester United are targeting a move for Tottenham Hotspur centre-back Toby Alderweireld.
That’s according to the Daily Express, who add that Jose Mourinho is keen to add a ‘dominating’ central defender to the current playing squad.
Alderweireld has a clause in his current contract that activates next summer, stating that any club can buy the 29-year-old for £40million. The Red Devils are looking to take advantage of that, by prising him away from White Hart Lane in a deal worth around £55million.
With Phil Jones still struggling, Eric Bailly injured and Victor Lindelof adjusting, United certainly need that reliable, proven defender who can come in and take control of the back line.
Spurs’ Alderweireld fits that bill perfectly. He’s a top-class player who’s proven himself in the Premier League – and signing the Belgium international would immediately improve the overall outlook at United.
After already pushing deals through for Diogo Dalot and Fred, Edward Woodward certainly isn’t hanging around this summer. With that said, it’d take something special from him to push through an Alderweireld deal before the World Cup; particularly when just a few days ago, reports suggested that the clubs weren’t even in negotiation regarding the deal…