According to a report by The Mirror, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are in discussion about a possible summer transfer for Toby Alderweireld but mind you, he will not come cheap.
Jose Mourinho and co are bracing themselves for an exodus of sorts as a good number of fringe players are expected to depart from United this summer. However, strengthening our frail backline will be a priority for the Portuguese manager and to that end, a move for Alderweireld looks like a step in the right direction.
However, Tottenham owner Daniel Levy is known to be a cut-throat businessman and there is no way he will sell a star player to a direct rival without demanding an exorbitant fee.
The Mirror claims Alderweireld is valued at a staggering £75million. However, the report also goes on to state that the player could be available for merely £25million next summer due to a clause in his contract.
There has been no news about a contract extension so far and knowing Spurs, they will be keen to sell him now for £75million instead of risking losing him for a much lower fee. But are United willing to pay this big for a centre-back?
Alderweireld is undoubtedly one of the better defenders in the English top-flight right now. He boasts of all the qualities that United have lacked at the back and a move for him could go a long way towards strengthening our defence.
It remains to be seen if we shell out that money but if we do, it will be a good move.