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Manchester United want to trigger Alderweireld’s £25m release clause this summer

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Manchester United want to trigger Alderweireld’s £25m release clause this summer

Manchester United are reportedly back in for Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld, who has a cut-price release clause in effect this summer.

Manchester United are back in the hunt for Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld this summer, according to the Sun.

They report that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is desperate for defensive reinforcements and sees the Belgian as someone who can fit seamlessly into his backline.

Alderweireld reportedly has a £25m release clause in his current Spurs deal – which Spotrac claim is worth £80,000 per week – thanks to a one-year extension the club triggered earlier this season and United are keen to take advantage.

 

The report says that Alderweireld is a ‘dead cert’ to leave the club this summer because of that cut-price clause, which has clearly tempted newly-appointed United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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Spurs knew what they were getting themselves into when they triggered Alderweireld’s one-year extension.

He is so important to their season this year that Mauricio Pochettino decided it was more important that they had him happy and settled, even if it meant that he leaves at a reduced rate in the summer.

It would be somewhat galling to see him go to a Premier League rival, but the last time United poached an ageing player from a north London club who was going cheap because of his contract situation, the man in question was Alexis Sanchez and that deal looks better for Arsenal with every day that goes by…

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