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United ready to pounce as Spurs expected to sell star defender

Tottenham Hotspur’s Toby Alderweireld doesn’t look to have to much of a future at the club, and according to multiple reports over the last few weeks, Manchester United are a potential destination for the Belgium defender. The Evening Standard are suggesting that the club ‘remain confident’ that they can complete Alderweireld’s transfer to Old Trafford, but apparently negotiations have ‘stalled’ since the London club have requested a fee of over £55m for his services.

That’s an enormous sum of money for a player of 29 years of age, but there are still some good odds on Toby Alderweireld joing United, you can boost your bet with a dafabet coupon code that offers free cashback to players. Given that United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward was exceptionally sceptical of stumping up a large fee for another player of the same age, Inter Milan’s Ivan Perisic last season, perhaps United fans should be far more sceptical of this deal happening.

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For a start, if Woodward was hesitant to pay the fee that Inter required for Perisic, then it’s unlikely that his stance has changed in the last 12 months when the numbers are inflated, and especially when United are already have an abundance of centre backs. Jose Mourinho has gotten mixed returns from his two centre back signings in the forms of Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly, and there are already reports swirling that United wish to sign Sevilla’s French centre back Clement Lenglet.

The club cannot function with so many centre backs, so sales will surely have to be made before any further centre backs are brought in, but even if that were to happen, Mourinho surely needs to work harder to get more out of his available options. Lindelof and Bailly have failed to earn the manager’s trust thus far, but the Swede and Ivorian represent the club’s best potential partnership at present, so surely more time should be dedicated to coaching Mourinho’s current options before the club spends another small fortune on another defender

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By Kevin T

Kevin Thatcher is a freelance journalist who's work has featured in various national and international publications, including Mail Online & The Mirror. Kevin has been a Manchester United season ticket holder in South Stand for many years, and writes for RedMancunian to combine both his love for writing, and club.

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