Manchester United are still interested in luring Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld to Old Trafford despite their growing desire to capture Leicester city defender Harry Maguire.
The Red Devils have been in the race to capture the Belgian international left-back since the winter transfer period but they could not convince their Premier League rivals to release him.
Though the Red Devils are now eager to complete a £65m move for England international centre-back Maguire from the Foxes, Sky Sports reporter Rob Dorsett believes Mourinho values Alderweireld more than the 25-year-old defender.
“You can’t ignore Alderweireld. I think Mourinho would rather have Alderweireld [than Maguire].” he said
According to the British reporter Sky Sports transfer talk podcast, Alderweireld has proven himself over the years and that has made him the most needed player in Mourinho’s squad.
He revealed that the Portuguese manager is more determined to complete a move for Alderweireld compared to the Leicester city’s defender.
Alderweireld is said to be heading out of the North London club having fallen out of favour with Mauricio Pochettino since last season. He is in the last year of his contract with Tottenham, who are looking to cash in on his signature before the end of the ongoing transfer market.