Toby Alderweireld ‘desperation’ set to see £60m move sealed

TOBY ALDERWEIRELD is set to join Manchester United from Tottenham before Thursday’s deadline as he is ‘desperate’ for the move.

Posted Monday, August 06, 2018 by

The Belgium international has been linked with a switch to Old Trafford for much of 2018.

His contract in north London is set to expire in 2020, and Spurs face the prospect of losing him for just £25m next summer due to a clause in his current deal.

There has been no progress over a potential extension, leaving Alderweireld's future largely unclear.

United had balked at Tottenham's incredible £75m demands for the 29-year-old and looked at other options.

Leicester's Harry Maguire and Barcelona's Yerry Mina were also on Jose Mourinho's radar, but the manager has always wanted Alderweireld.

Toby Alderweireld ‘desperation’ set to see £60m move sealed
Man Utd transfer news: Toby Alderweireld is pushing to join Jose Mourinho's side from Tottenham

And ahead of Thursday's 5pm Premier League transfer deadline, a breakthrough appears to have been made.

The Gambling Times say Manchester United are now confident they will agree a deal for Alderweireld very soon.

A conclusion between the two clubs is being approached for around £60m.

And it seems Alderweireld's desire to move to Manchester has had a big part to play in proceedings with talks back on.

The Gambling Times add the former Atletico Madrid man wants to quit Spurs, with sources close to the player suggesting he is 'desperate' to leave for United.

Alderweireld is Mourinho's prime target to improve his backline.

The Tottenham star would offer the Red Devils plenty of experience at the top level.

Reports overnight have claimed a transfer could even be completed within the next 48 hours.



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