Tottenham Hotspur could lose two players to Manchester United

Tottenham Hotspur pair Toby Alderweireld and Danny Rose could be on their way to Manchester United this summer, according to The Sun.

What’s the story?

Alderweireld’s future has been a major talking point in recent weeks, with uncertainty growing over the defender’s long-term position at Spurs.

The majority of the first team have penned fresh contracts over the past 12 months, but Alderweireld is yet to commit to a new deal.

Tottenham fans have been on Twitter begging the Belgian to stay, but The Sun claims that he is unhappy with the club’s contract offer of £110,000 per week.

It is believed that Alderweireld wants close to £140,000 a week, and United are reportedly becoming increasingly confident that they will land his signature.

The publication adds that the Red Devils will also move for Rose, who has missed the majority of the season with a knee injury.

The good news for Spurs, though, is that talisman Harry Kane intends to stay put for at least another season.

Can Tottenham afford to lose both?

Even though Rose has been an integral member of the team in the past, Ben Davies has been doing a solid job as left-back.

Letting the England international move on would not leave Spurs in a worrying position, but losing Alderweireld is a different matter altogether.

The former Atletico Madrid defender has formed a strong partnership at the back with Jan Vertonghen.

He has emerged as one of the best in his position in the Premier League, and if he were to join United, it would immediately weaken Tottenham’s status.

Selling one of their best players in the team to a major rival would be a mistake from Tottenham.