Tottenham News: Alderweireld move hint offers United hope

1 year ago

In the latest Tottenham news, defender Toby Alderweireld has said “we’ll see” when asked where his future lies amid interest from Manchester United.

Alderweireld has been targeted by United boss Jose Mourinho, who is after an experienced defender this summer, and his future at Spurs seems uncertain after he found himself on the sidelines in the second half of last season under boss Mauricio Pochettino.

The Belgium international’s reluctance to sign a new contract with the Londoners has opened the door to a possible exit and United are believed to be preparing a bid in the region of £60-70million for the 29-year-old.

Spurs know they could risk losing him for free in 12 months when his contract expires so are believed to be willing to do business but will want to secure a large fee for a player they consider to be one of the best centre-backs in the world.

Alderweireld has hinted at a summer move after admitting he was frustrated at being left out at times last term and said his performances for his country at the World Cup in Russia proved he didn’t deserve to be dropped by Pochettino.

“I was very focused on this tournament,” he said. “I wanted to prove something to me, show that the period before the tournament in which I, for whatever reason, did not play, it was unjustified.

“I wanted to show that I’m still Toby, same as in November.”

Asked about reported interest from other clubs, with Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain also said to be keen, he added: “I really know nothing. In my head, I’m just going back to Tottenham. We’ll see.”

Both Spurs and United are expected to battle it out in the top four in the Premier League in the coming season with Coral making the Red Devils 6/1 to win the title, while Pochettino’s men are on offer at 11/1.