The Man Utd fans in the Transfer Tavern have identified the defence as an area of deficiency within their side’s first team. It’s been a decent year so far for the Red Devils, with a top-four finish looking all but secured, but they’ve had their fair share of problems.
With Eric Bailly, among others, suffering a number of injury issues, Jose Mourinho has had to utilise players that would otherwise not be in his plans, particularly in central defence.
That’s, simply put, not good enough for a top European team, and so a few major changes are needed. Our landlord even thinks that if a solution to their defensive woes is found, the Red Devils could genuinely be title winners next season.
Central defence is, undoubtedly, the area needing improvement the most, and Toby Alderweireld could be the perfect solution for the Red Devils. According to the Telegraph, Tottenham are open to selling him provided that a team meets their demands.
Alderweireld, of course, is proven in the Premier League, having become one of Europe’s best defenders over the last few years. Providing incredible consistent defensive quality, alongside great leadership and technical ability, the Belgian – who is rated at £31.5 million by Transfer Markt – truly is the complete centre-half.
He’s been in England for a few years now, and he hasn’t really put a step wrong. Tottenham’s main attribute over the last 2 or 3 years has been their defence, and he’s been a crucial part of that.
Sure, he’d likely come with a hefty price tag, but for Man Utd, that hasn’t really been a problem over the last few years. If they’re going to spend big on any position this summer, it needs to be the defence – and it needs to be on Alderweireld. Their attack is unbelievable, and if Paul Pogba can improve, their midfield will be unstoppable. Alderweireld could transform the defence, if he were to arrive, and then that could become just as good.
He might just be the final piece in Mourinho’s title-hunting puzzle.
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