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Reports: Man Utd To Sign Star From EPL Rival

Reports: Manchester United To Sign From Premier League Rival

By Kurt Buckerfield - May 17, 2018 02:26 PM @KurtLaduma

With the transfer window fast approaching, Jose Mourinho's Manchester United are said to be nearing the signing of one of their rivals' star players!

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According to the London Evening Standard, the Red Devils have made a formal bid of £40 million (R676 million) for Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld.

The Belgian has reportedly been involved in contract talks with his club all season, but any potential extension is seemingly yet to be agreed.

Many believe the 29-year-old will be on his way out of the club in the coming window, with United, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City and Chelsea all said to be after his signature.

The Red Devils are apparently confident of luring the player to Old Trafford, especially after it was reported that Spurs have already identified Ajax Amsterdam defender Matthijs de Ligt as his potential replacement.

With one year on his deal, the north London club is said to be willing to let him leave in the next transfer window, though selling to a direct EPL rival may not be ideal.

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Alderweireld played just 21 times for Spurs this season due to injury, but is widely considered among the best centre-backs in the league.

Do you think the Belgian would fit in at United? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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thasbu@143 Joined: 18 Jul 2017
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thasbu@143 May 17, 2018 09:34 PM
Experience counts, JM will go for League, this player can give JM the back he needs.
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Derrick.com Joined: 23 Aug 2016
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Derrick.com May 17, 2018 06:47 PM
Why because we have Baily, Linderlof, Rojo just to mention a few and this guy is 29 years old then Morinho will let go of young defenders in favour of these older guys why Mbuzhinho????
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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E May 17, 2018 05:35 PM
United have good defenders they should just sign a left back that's all, yes he's a good player thogh
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sikadea Joined: 27 May 2015
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sikadea May 17, 2018 04:16 PM
he is too old for that price.

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