However United could look much closer home to bolster their defense instead of being lured by the Spanish media or the player himself. Tottenham center defender Toby Alderweireld, is not only cheaper than Samuel Umtiti, his signing to United can be used to weaken a potential Premiership title run by the Spurs. By signing a player already suited to the English League and by weakening a potential title challenger, United have a much better scenario to achieve by pursing the Belgium International rather than Umtiti. Toby Alderwield has also reached something of a crossroads in his Tottenham Hotspur career with his contract set to expire at the end of next season. The skyrocketing bill for the refitting of White Hart Lane has gone over and above the 400 million pound estimate reaching close to a billion dollars. If Toby Alderweireld even once expresses interest in moving to United, then the best thing for Tottenham would be to sell him and that too for quite the lump-sum amount that United will surely be willing to offer for a player currently refusing to sign a contract extension with the club.
Sport: Manchester United have offered to 'triple the wages' of Umtiti and pay his €60m release clause with Barcelona. #mufc— Stretford Report (@StretfordReport) April 9, 2018
Then there is Raphael Varane, who was signed to Real Madrid by Jose Mourinho, who is a boyhood fan of the Red-Devils was almost signed to play alongside his hero – Rio Ferdinand, however United signed Phil Jones and Real Madrid cinched Varane. With him remaining unsure of his long term future, and being aware of contacts made and the interest in signing him by Jose Mourinho, it’s plausible that United might be able to pull one over the eyes of Real Madrid given the reports that United are already preparing a £40million offer to sign the Frenchman to Partner Eric Bailey from the next season onwards.
According to the Manchester Evening News, Mourinho is looking to sign Spurs trio Dier, Rose and Alderwield. The players are playing around 100k per week wages and United are looking to take advantage of that, after the departure of Zlatan whose wages took up the majority. #ManUtd pic.twitter.com/LmG6hqaKnz— Himmatt?? (@FootyHimmatt7) April 4, 2018
With players like Raphael Varane or Toby Alderwield to choose from to pursue, United would surely be better off by trying to sign either of these two who have a much better chance of coming to Old Trafford next season than the Barcelona Center Back Samuel Umtiti. What the boss decides will determine how the rest of the summer signings will play out. Will we finally see a back line that can allow the wingers fluidity that can provide a constant stream to the box, only time will tell.
Man Utd ready £50m offer for Real Madrid defender Varane— Boku Sport (@bokusports) March 23, 2018
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