Right after he's promoted as Manchester United's head manager just about a couple months ago, Ole Gunnar Solksjaer has stated he is committed to revamping The Red Devils squad and regaining their glory times that are fading out after Sir Alex Ferguson's left the club six years ago. And to achieve his target, he already has a plan, including to make move for several players in his first transfer window as Man United manager, this summer. He believed to have his own list and will ensure the club will get him what he wants for his purposes.
Recent reports mentioned Manchester United will make a decision on signing Tottenham Hotspur defender, Toby Alderweireld in the coming days. But the club decision is known to be against the manager's advice. The Norwegian manager is keen to sign a top-tier center back this summer but at the same time, he also feels there are other areas of his squad in more urgent need of attention. A reliable source mentioned Ole Gunnar Solksjaer is prepared to stick with Victor Lindelof, Chris Smalling, and Eric Bailly next season, therefore he can sign a right back and central midfielder.
Ole Gunnar Solksjaer Admitted He Is An Admirer of Alderweireld
At the same time, the 46-year-old manager is admitted that he is an admirer of Toby Alderweireld, but he believes the 30-year-old would represent a stop gap and is not a long term solution for the Red Devils' problems at the back. Although, he admitted Toby Alderweireld has had another impressive campaign for Tottenham Hotspur this season.
However, a clause in the defender's contract with Tottenham Hotspurs gives they buying clubs a two-week window where they can sign the center back for just 25 million pounds. And it seems Manchester United's board are considering the move. They likely feel Toby Alderweireld is a player with good quality and rarely available on the market, not to mention for such an affordable price. Reports also claimes Manchester United will make a decision whether they will make a move or not within a week.
Following his transfer rumors, Toby Alderweireld also speaks up. He said he still has a year left with the Lilywhite squad, so he doesn't look further than this season. But he insisted that he is very happy with Tottenham Hotspur, so he will see what the future brings. Moreover, he feels he is still very fit. He also told online gambling website that he feels younger than he is now.