It’s Premier League transfer deadline day and we are still not sure whether Toby Alderweireld will remain a Tottenham player or will he join Manchester United in next 12 hours or will Alderweireld chose to play outside the Premier League and leave Spurs before the end of European transfer deadline day on August 31. The recent update in the Latest Man United transfer news states that Manchester United are still targetting Toby Alderweireld as their marquee defensive signing this summer, however, the club are haggling over Alderweireld’s transfer fee and will not offer anything beyond €50million, reports HLN. According to reports, Tottenham are reluctant in extracting more than €60million for Alderweireld but Man United board are not convinced to splash that sum of a player who is 29-years-old.
Tottenham cannot agree a new contract with Alderweireld
The leading Belgian newspaper HLN has also confirmed that Tottenham are trying very hard to convince Alderweireld to agree an extra year of contract, however, the Belgian defender is keen on leaving Spurs and play for a team who are capable of fighting for multiple honors. Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has had professional disagreements with the player and was reluctant in using him at the back end of last season. Alderweireld is alarmed at the lack of signing for Tottenham and is not convinced by club’s ambition.
Surprisingly though, apart from Manchester United, no other team has even shown a concrete interest in signing Alderweireld this summer and it almost seems as if clubs have left it on Man United to go at war against Daniel Levy to find out Alderweireld’s eventual transfer fee. It is believed that Manchester United transfer news today will be dominated by the activities surrounding Alderweireld and perhaps Yerri Mina as Mourinho is hellbent on getting a new defender before the season starts.
Is Martial-Alderweireld swap deal a possibility?
Latest Manchester United transfer news have hinted towards the possibility of Anthony Martial joining Spurs in the late hours of today’s deadline day which could see Alderweireld get his dream move to Old Trafford. Man United manager Jose Mourinho looked a glum figure in his first press-conference ahead of the new season where he bemoaned the lack of new signings and claimed that according to him he does not see any new arrivals coming through the doors or Old Trafford this season. It is yet to be seen whether Ed Woodward decides to break the bank on the final day of the transfer deadline day.
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