Paper Talk: Tottenham resigned to losing key star to Man Utd

Tottenham are resigned to losing a top defensive star to Man Utd this summer, while United are also chasing a prolific LaLiga attacker, according to Thursday’s papers.



Tottenham are reportedly resigned to losing Toby Alderweireld to Manchester United in the summer for just £26million.

The Red Devils are expected to undergo a defensive revamp this summer, with Belgium star Alderweireld know to be one of their top targets.

The 30-year-old  has so far refused to sign a new deal at Spurs, after the club opted to activate a counter-clause that will allow the defender to leave for just £26m within the final two weeks of this summer’s transfer window.

The report in the Daily Mirror claims that United are set to push their way to the front of the queue for the player, with Juventus and Barcelona also said to be keen on his signature.

Spurs are likely to have no option but to sell, with just a year remaining of Alderweireld’s contract, while United are set to offload Eric Bailly to make way for the Belgian.


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