Man United fans urge club to move for Tottenham star following Chelsea snub

Supporters of Manchester United have this evening pleaded with the board of their club to move for Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld in the summer, after the Belgian was omitted from Spurs’ squad to take on Chelsea earlier today.

World-class

Alderweireld, a 29-year-old Belgian international, has been on the books of Spurs since making the move to London from Atletico Madrid in 2015.

The no-nonsense stopper caught the eye of a number of Premier League clubs with his stellar showings during a loan spell with Southampton during the 2014-15 campaign, with Tottenham eventually splashing out a fee of around £12 million for his services.

And Alderweireld has since gone from strength to strength, establishing himself as one of the English top-flight’s finest defenders over the last couple of seasons.

Frustrations

However, in a saga that has been dragging on for some time now, Spurs’ attempts to tie their star defender down to a new contract in the English capital have proven completely unfruitful, with little to no progress having reportedly been made to this point.

Toby Alderweireld

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 05: Toby Alderweireld of Tottenham Hotspur during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus on August 5, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

Alderweireld’s current Tottenham contract is set to expire in the summer of 2019, though his deal also contains an option for a further year.

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However, the complex terms of the proposed extension would see the Belgian’s release clause drop to just £25 million, as long as any interested clubs agreed to pay the entirety of the clause at least 14 days before the close of the transfer window.

Suitors

As such, the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Barcelona, Real Madrid and more have all been linked with potential moves for Alderweireld, with the Belgian having struggled for game-time since returning from injury earlier this year.

Old Trafford bound?

Alderweireld was not even included in Tottenham’s matchday squad that travelled to Stamford Bridge to take on Chelsea this evening, a decision which has since seen droves of Manchester United fans take to Twitter to urge the board at their club to move for the experienced stopper in the summer:

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