A lot of focus is now going to shift on to Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld after his nation Belgium were knocked out of the World Cup by finalists France.
Jose Mourinho will try to land the centre-back imminently as his top target and United are allegedly willing to pay £50million, but the North London club value him at £60million.
Spurs have the likes of Davinson Sanchez and Eric Dier already in the squad to compensate from a potential Alderweireld exit, which begs the question of what Tottenham should do if they are left with £60million burning in their back pocket.
Quite simply, manager Mauricio Pochettino should be straight on the phone to owner Daniel Levy if Alderweireld does depart for a sizeable fee and plead with him to pump that money into signing a new striker.
Spurs do have a fairly formidable squad as it stands, but perhaps one major weak point is that there is very little firepower behind talisman Harry Kane.
The 2017/18 Premier League champions Manchester City had both Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus in their ranks; something which helped them massively in rotating across a busy fixture list and dealing with injuries.
There is no doubt Kane is the top dog at Spurs for the foreseeable future, but having some healthy competition and bringing in another top striker can only be good for him and the team.
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