Report: Man City ready to snatch Tottenham star from rivals United

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Toby Alderweireld

Manchester City are considering snatching Manchester United’s reported transfer target Toby Alderweireld, TEAMtalk claim.

Both clubs seem to be rivalling one another for the signature of the Belgian international.

The centre-back who joined Tottenham Hotspur from Atletico Madrid in 2015 has a release clause that allows him to leave the north London club for just £25 million before the last two weeks of the upcoming summer transfer window.

There is a number of European heavy-weights that seem to be interested in the 30-year-old.

Clubs such as Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint Germain have shown their interest in Alderweireld and are said to be happy to take the former Ajax star.

However, the defender is believed to be keen on staying in the Premier League.

Manchester United are said to be favourites to land the player. Their interest in the defender has been ongoing for quite some time.

The Red Devils will not be happy to hear that Manchester City are now considering a move for Alderweireld, whose release clause means that he can be snatched for a fraction of his true value.

Pep Guardiola is looking for a long-term partner for Aymeric Laporte. John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi have not been able to reach the standard required by the Citizens.

In addition, with Vincent Company’s fitness not being at its best, there is definitely some room for another defender.

United, nonetheless, still remain favourites to sign the Belgian star. It has been said that Eric Bailly is a player that Mauricio Pochettino would consider as a replacement for Toby Alderweireld.

Hopefully, Toby will stay with us as he’s been an integral part of Mauricio’s defence ever since he moved to North London.   Get your chequebook our Mr Levy and make it happen.

 

 

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