Manchester United are prioritising a move for Leicester City’s Harry Maguire over Toby Alderweirld, according to Sky Sports.
Earlier today, The Daily Mirror had claimed that a £60million transfer fee had been agreed between United and Tottenham, with a deal set to be confirmed by Monday.
However, Sky believes that Jose Mourinho has earmarked Maguire as his primary transfer target and Alderweireld is only considered as a back-up option, along with Barcelona’s Yerry Mina.
The report suggests that United will lodge a bid for the England international ahead of the closure of the summer transfer window which ends at 5pm on Thursday.
Hopefully, this news has more accuracy in it than the Mirror report and by some miracle we can hold onto Alderweireld.
The thought of going into the season, playing in both the Premier League and Champions League with just Jan Vertonghen and Davinson Sanchez as established central defenders scares me.
Yes, we have Juan Foyth, along with Eric Dier who can fill in, but the stark reality is that defenders of Alderweireld’s quality don’t come along often. We should be moving heaven and earth to keep him at the club.
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