Toby Alderweireld hints at Spurs exit but suggests he has no control over his destination


Manchester United transfer target Toby Alderweireld has suggested that he has no control over his future this summer, also admitting that Spurs have different ideas about where he should be next season. The Belgian international has been linked to the Old Trafford club since the end of the season after talks about a renewal with the North London club seemingly hit a snag. Alderweireld missed around five months last season through injury and has been considering his future.

The 29-year-old is arguably one of the best central defenders in the Premier League and with United seeking more security at the back ahead of the new season, where they will need to challenge Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in a bid to wrestle the Premier League title from them, with United seemingly waiting six years to lift the trophy they last lifted under the tenure of Sir Alex Ferguson, who retired at the end of the 2012/13 season.

Alderweireld returned to fitness at the right time, playing a few times for Spurs at the end of the season and also booking his place in the Belgium squad for the FIFA World Cup in Russia this summer. He also played 90 minutes in the 0-0 draw with Portugal at the weekend, which will be good stead for him ahead of the competition and a possible busy summer for the veteran defender. Speaking to Belgian newspaper, de Zontag, Alderweireld spoke about Spurs controlling his future, saying:

“I have another two years contract, so Tottenham decide about my future. Of course, I have my own idea, but that is not the case now. The past season was tough, but I’m glad that I could play the last four matches. That means that I am ready for the World Cup.”

United were linked with an early move for Alderweireld of which was touted to be worth around £55 million and speculation continued to be reported. However, on Monday, it was stated that neither Spurs or United were involved in discussions for the Belgian at this stage of the summer. With the World Cup starting in nine days, it seems unlikely that United, if they are interested in signing Alderweireld, would be able to get a deal across the line before Belgium embark on their trip to Russia.

United will need to secure their back line this summer. It was suggested that Jose Mourinho would strengthen the right-back, left-back and central defender roles, along with the midfield, two central midfielders needed and a possible attacking player to play on the right-wing. United announced earlier today that a deal had been agreed to sign Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk and they seem to be close to completing a deal with FC Porto for 19-year-old right-back Diogo Dalot, who will reportedly have a medical at the club this week.

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