Jose Mourinho is pushing the Manchester United board to complete the signing of Toby Alderweireld as transfer deadline approaches.
Manchester United have been late customers in this season’s transfer window. With the market set to shut in less than forty eight hours, Jose Mourinho still wants two players. The former Chelsea is unhappy with the board’s ambitions for the 2018/19 campaign.
He wants an out wide player and a central defender, none of which have arrived in more than a month since the transfer window’s official opening.
Toby Alderweireld, Harry Maguire, Jerome Boateng and Yerry Mina have all been on the radar of Manchester United. The Red Devils pulled out of a deal for Harry Maguire last week. Leicester City were asking for £70 million from them. United felt that Leicester were demanding an inflated price.
They turned their attentions to Jerome Boateng in the last few days, but the Germany international is not interested in moving to the Old Trafford.
Two rejections leave Manchester United with two targets to ponder upon. Yerry Mina and Toby Alderweireld are both ready to leave their respective clubs. The Red Devils have now reportedly agreed personal terms with Toby Alderweireld and are waiting to strike a deal with Tottenham Hotspur.
Ed Woodward’s club has made an offer worth Ed Woodward’s club has made an offer worth £40 million for the Belgium international.
Manchester United edging closer to deal for Toby Alderweireld. Have offered £40m, and believe that should be enough. Suggestion Mourinho wants a second centre half, Yerry Mina still on radar though Everton in pole position. #MUFC
— David Maddock (@MaddockMirror) August 7, 2018
Manchester United did start the transfer window swiftly by signing the likes of Diogo Dalot, Lee Grant and Fred. However, activities became stagnant since the quick pick-ups of the three.
To make way for a potential central defender, Mourinho is ready to allow Marcos Rojo to depart. The most likely centre back pairing after a new signing’s arrival will be that respective player alongside Eric Bailly.
The Premier League clubs are not allowed to sign players after five o’clock in the evening on Thursday. United have to act promptly if they want to secure a deal. They begin their season with a home match against Leicester City on Friday.