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Deal Close: Manchester United close to completing £60 million Alderweireld deal

Manchester United are edging closer to completing a £60 million deal for Spurs centre-back Toby Alderweireld, according to report this morning.

The Old Trafford club has been trying to sign the highly-rated defender all summer and originally made a bid of £50 million last May.

However, both clubs seemed miles apart in terms of their valuation of the player with Spurs Chairman Daniel Levy demanding a fee of £75 million for the 29-year-old. However, according to the Sunday Mirror this morning, the Premier League rivals have agreed on a compromised fee of £60 million overnight.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been eager to strengthen his options at centre-back all summer, and despite links to Leicester City defender Harry Maguire and Barcelona man Yerry Mina, Belgium international Alderweireld has always been the Portuguese coach’s first choice target.

Alderweireld first arrived in the Premier League with Southampton on loan from La Liga side Atlectico Madrid in 2014. He then moved to Spurs on a permanent deal in the summer of 2015, with his class and composure for Mauricio Pochettino’s side soon earning him the reputation as one of the top centre-backs in both English and European football.

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