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‘No Brainer’ ‘Make It Happen’ ‘Too Old’ – United Fans On Twitter Debate Plans To Recruit £26m Centre-Back

Manchester United are leading the race to sign Tottenham centre-back Toby Alderweireld, according to reports in the English media.

Spurs activated their option to extend the 30-year-old’s contract for a further year, but a clause means he will be available for just £26m this summer.

The buyout fee has alerted the likes of United, Barcelona and Juventus with Tottenham said to have given up trying to keep the defender.

Some fans on Twitter are backing the move to recruit Alderweireld:

However, other supporters are not as convinced:

United will be looking to strengthen the backline in the summer, but many fans are looking for a marquee signing like Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly, Ajax’s Matthijs de Ligt or Inter’s Milan Skriniar.

All three are younger than Alderweireld but would probably cost three times the amount the Belgian is available for. The centre-half’s experience of the Premier League could also prove a factor.

The defender has made 38 appearances in all competitions for Spurs so far this campaign.