Tottenham Hotspur shouldn't accept Toby Alderweireld swap from Manchester United

Eric Bailly of Manchester United looks dejected in defeat after the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Manchester United and Sevilla FC at Old Trafford on March 13,...

Manchester United are said to be interested in signing Toby Alderweireld from Tottenham Hotspur.

A dejected Eric Bailly of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Manchester United at American Express Community Stadium on August 19, 2018 in...

According to the Daily Star, Tottenham Hotspur could be offered Eric Bailly in exchange for Toby Alderweireld, but they shouldn’t accept that offer.

United are said to be determined to sign Alderweireld, and will re-ignite their interest in the Belgian in the January transfer window.


Bailly is believed to be on Tottenham’s wishlist, but Spurs shouldn’t trade in Alderweireld for him.

Alderweireld may only have months left on his contract, which means Spurs may not actually get the Belgian’s true value.

But they do have the option of extending his current deal, which would mean that he has a release clause of £25 million.

Toby Alderweireld of Tottenham during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool FC at Wembley Stadium on September 15, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

Although that clause would almost certainly be triggered, Spurs would be better off with the money than Bailly.

The United defender just doesn’t seem like a good fit for Mauricio Pochettino’s side, given his lack of ability in possession.

And Spurs should ignore United’s offer in January, unless cash is given to them, instead of Bailly.

Toby Alderweireld of Spurs and Lionel Messi of Barcelona during the Group B match of the UEFA Champions League between Tottenham Hotspur and FC Barcelona at Wembley Stadium on October 3,...

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