Manchester United fans on Twitter are fuming over links to Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld after strong rumours emerged on Wednesday evening.
The Mirror have reported that the Old Trafford club have been given the green light over a move for the Belgian international, and they could pay as little as £25 million for the Barcelona and Juventus target in the summer transfer window.
United supporters may remember Jose Mourinho chasing the 30-year-old last summer to no avail, with the hierarchy in Manchester blocking the deal over tactical fears.
Now, it seems the shoe is on the other foot and the board are keen on the defender, this has led fans to accuse Ed Woodward of “going the cheap” option by waiting for Alderweireld to near the end of his contract when Spurs will be forced to sell up or risk losing him on a free transfer, to swoop.
But supporters are not happy that the centre-back could be the marquee defensive signing of the summer as Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli seems to be the much better option.
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He’s younger, right in the middle of the prime years of his career at 27, and many have called for his signing instead while others have focussed on Alderweireld’s abilities solely, accusing him of being a fraud and begging United not to bring him in.
Check out some of the best reactions from Red Devils to the rumour, below…
How about let’s stop signing 30 year olds…
— The Last Robby (@TheLastRobby) March 14, 2019
— ARZ?? (@ARZ_LUHG) March 13, 2019
We need koulibaly or skriniar. Going for the cheap option.
— Scott MUFC1 #GlazersOut (@ScottMUFC1968) March 13, 2019
No way in hell
— Reallionaire (@Grind2fourhrs) March 13, 2019
— Jarad? (@JaradApple) March 13, 2019
We Dont need that fraud
— Olisa (@iamollysir) March 13, 2019
— Dr Chunky Biscuit (@Deaniew1967) March 14, 2019