‘Can’t wait to see Alderweireld in Red’ – Twitter reacts as Tottenham defender looks set for Man Utd switch

Bleacher Report journalist Sam Pilger got the ball rolling on Saturday by revealing Manchester United were growing increasingly confident of signing Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld.

Pilger stated that the deal could be wrapped up next week and now The Mirror believe Alderweireld will be a United player within the next 48 hours.

Someone of high authority at one of the clubs is leaking this information, so it’s hard not to get excited given United’s need for a high calibre centre-back.

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And, Alderweireld fits that description.

Jose Mourinho has been unhappy with the club’s lack of activity in the transfer market, although it will be a relief to the boss that Ed Woodward has finally got to work by landing his prime defensive target.

Of course, we shouldn’t get ahead of ourselves and try to hold in the excitement until the dotted line is signed with Alderweireld’s signature. But some are struggling to hold it in.

Here’s how United fans are reacting to the news on Twitter:

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