Man United fans react to quoted fee for Alderweireld

Manchester United need a defensive overhaul after a trophyless season and the Manchester Evening News report that they are moving closer towards a deal for Tottenham centre-half Toby Alderweireld.

After a shaky performance from Phil Jones in the FA Cup final defeat against Chelsea and a season in which Chris Smalling failed to suitably impress England manager to earn a place in the World Cup squad despite the dearth of top centre-backs available, the Belgian’s undoubted quality would be a coup for Mourinho.

However, part of the appeal of signing Alderweireld is his as yet unresolved contract situation in North London, which United would hope to use to engineer a cheaper deal.

It does not appear that will be the case, as the report quotes £55m as the price Spurs want for the out of favour Belgian and that has not gone down well at all with the United fans…