Manchester United handed huge boost in pursuit of centre-back, club ready to sell: report

Manchester United have been handed a huge boost in their pursuit of Tottenham Hotspur centre-half, Toby Alderweireld.

That’s according to Yahoo! Sport, per 101 Great Goals. They say that the 29-year-old could well be sold this summer, but only if the price is right.

Spurs and Alderweireld are currently at loggerheads over wages, and with twelve months left on his current deal before a release clause comes into effect, time is running out for the pair to come to a resolution. That could eventually lead to the clubs’ hand being forced, meaning they have to cash in.

Centre-back has become a real problem area for United over the last few years. Phil Jones hasn’t developed as the club would have hoped, while Eric Bailly spent large portions of last season injured. If the Ivorian does get back to full fitness, he needs a world-class partner. Alderweireld would be exactly that.

He’s experienced, a leader, great in the air and positionally aware. Having that maturity at the back could only be a good thing for the Old Trafford club, and if this deal could be pulled off, it’d be a huge statement of intent.

Here comes the hard-part, negotiating with Daniel Levy is never easy. Edward Woodward, I wish you luck.


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