Since it became clear that Davinson Sanchez had taken Toby Alderweireld’s place in the Tottenham starting eleven amid uncertainty over the Belgian’s contract situation, he has looked an ideal fit for Manchester United.
The former Atletico Madrid man is arguably the most talented central defender in the Premier League and United need experience and quality to boost a defence that has been fragile for far too long.
Also, with just one year left on Alderweireld’s deal, a cut-price deal could maybe have been done for an injury-prone ageing defender who wants one last big contract.
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However, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is notoriously one of the toughest men in football to negotiate with and just as with Alexis Sanchez, a north London giant has set about eking out more money from United in pursuit of an experienced campaigner.
Reports suggest that talks are now reopened but Spurs will only be tempted to sell to a direct rival for a fee in the region of £60m, so we asked United fans whether that represents a fair price.
The voting was reasonably close, but 59 per cent of Red Devils fans feel that Ed Woodward would be being ripped off if he pays £60m for Alderweireld, as you can see from the results below…