Alderweireld no longer top target for Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur fans react

For many months now it has seemed evident that Toby Alderweireld will leave Tottenham Hotspur this summer.

The defender is yet to sign a new contract at the North London outfit, and the longer the standoff continues, the more likely it is that he will look for pastures new.

Manchester United swiftly became front-runners to land the 76-capped Belgian international’s signature, but there has been a twist in the tale.

According to the Manchester Evening News, Alderweireld is no longer at the top of Jose Mourinho’s transfer wishlist as scouts are unsure about the centre-back’s ‘profile’.

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The publication adds that United value the Belgian £20m less than Tottenham’s asking price, which is believed to be in excess of £70m.

This turn of events puts Spurs in a difficult position as they run the risk of Alderweireld being available for as little as £25m next summer, when a clause in his contract is activated.

Unless the club tie him down to a new deal, it would be in their best interests to sell him over the next few months.

Tottenham fans have been debating about the player’s situation for a while now, and this latest twist has sparked a new discussion.

Article title: Alderweireld no longer top target for Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur fans react

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