Man Utd Continue Chase For World-Class No.4 Defender

By | August 4, 2018

With just less than one week left in this Summer’s transfer window, Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United continue to be connected with Tottenham Hotspur central defender Toby Alderweireld.

According to Italian website Calciomercat.com, Jose Mourinho has pinpointed Alderweireld as his primary target and they report that talks are progressing between the Red Devils and the Spurs.

Nevertheless, any possible transfer will not be simple as it has emerged that the Spurs will consider a deal; provided they get France international winger Anthony Martial in return. Frenchman has made it clear that he does not see his long-term future at the Red Devils.

However, it is thought that Jose is reluctant to sell to a Premier League rival and would prefer to see Anthony join a club outside of the EPL.

He has struggled for stability and regular playing time under Mourinho, and it looks as if his Manchester United career has run its course.

This transfer could suit both sides. The Red Devils require an elite central defender to lead their title charge, and Martial wants systematic football, preferably in the Premier League.