Football Transfer Rumors: Manchester United Close On Signing Toby Alderweireld?

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Premier League mammoths Manchester United have been connected with various best class defenders in the ongoing transfer window, as the ‘Red Devils’ intend to mount a genuine title test to the defending champions Manchester City in the upcoming season.

Furthermore, the English club have also been connected with Leicester City’s defender Harry Maguire, whose asking cost was set at £80 million after his phenomenal commitments at the 2018 FIFA World Cup which drove England to the semi-finals.

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However, the Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho was unwilling to shell a high approaching cost for the 25-year-old Englishman and distinguished Tottenham defender, Toby Alderweireld as his best summer target.

According to reports, Manchester United have an arrangement set up to sign the exceptionally appraised 29-year-old Belgian center-back Toby Alderweireld, and are sitting tight for Tottenham to anchor a transfer.

Tobias Albertine Maurits Alderweireld is a Belgian national and a professional footballer. He currently plays for the Belgium football team and also represents the English club, Tottenham Hotspur. Primarily a focal defender, he can likewise play as an excellent center back which makes him a double threat.

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Alderweireld, who has been the No. 1 target of Jose Mourinho for quite some time, looks all set to join the club, after reports suggested that a trade off between the clubs was set at £75 million.

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Jose Mourinho raised worries over the nature of his side in the wake of frustrating exhibitions in the pre-season friendlies, at the International Champions Cup 2018.

And, with the Premier League beginning in a couple of days, the Red Devils are confronting a tough undertaking of rapidly mixing their best stars in the team. Furthermore, the absence of substantial transfers as compared to their rivals has also become a headache for Jose Mourinho.

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This is the reason as to why Manchester United need to sign Toby Alderweireld and for it to happen, they have to wait for Tottenham to discover a substitution before the arrangement is concluded.

Manchester United fans are also excited to see Toby Alderweireld in their team. Have a look at some of their reactions:

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