Toby Alderweireld’s wage demands and Tottenham Hotspur’s valuation of the player have made it difficult for prospective buyers such as Manchester United to secure a deal, Duncan Castles has claimed.
The 29-year-old made just three appearances in 2018 and faces an uncertain future at Spurs.
Spurs have allegedly offered Alderweireld a deal worth £130,000 per week during the 2017/18 season, but he wants £180,00 per week. At United, I highly doubt that would be an issue.
Alderweireld’s current deal expires at the end of next season but Spurs do have the option to extend the Belgium international’s contract by an additional 12 months.
However, if the north London club decides to do so, the former Atletico Madrid centre-back would be available next summer in a cut-price deal of £25 million.
United are in the market for a new centre-back and the Manchester Evening News have gone as far as to say they’ll look elsewhere if a deal for Alderweireld isn’t wrapped up shortly.
Duncan Castles of the Sunday Times believes both Alderweireld and Tottenham’s demands are proving problematic for potential suitors in the summer transfer window.
“The transfer fee and the wage demands have made it difficult for Alderweireld to find a club,” Castles told the Transfer Window podcast.
United have already completed the signing of Portuguese right-back Diogo Dalot in a £17 million deal from FC Porto, as well as Brazil international Fred for £52 million, though the former is waiting on a work permit.