Man United in pole position to land Premier League “boss of the defence”

Manchester United ready to splash the cash to land Toby Alderweireld from Tottenham Hotspur in upcoming summer, according to the Evening Standard.

The Red Devils are believed to be leading the hunt to sign Belgium international, who appears to be set for an exit from Tottenham Hotspur this summer as lack of agreement continues over his salary at the north London club.

It’s stated that Manchester United are prepared to spend up to £40 million on Toby, with the one-time Atletico Madrid defender considering as a top summer target for Jose Mourinho.

Manchester United want to bolster their defensive options ahead of next campaign and Alderweireld is evidently heading their wishlist of potential recruits.

Tottenham Hotspur appear to be lining up substitutions for Alderweireld already, too, showing that his exit may not be far away. Mauricio Pochettino’s team want to land promising Ajax central defender Matthijs de Ligt, as per the report from the London Evening Standard.

The Red Devils have an abundance of centre-backs but it looks like Mourinho is desperate to add a world-class player to the ranks and Toby could be the man to provide that ahead of next campaign.