It has been revealed that sacked Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and the club’s chief executive Ed Woodward had a pact over the signing of a new defender.
Media reports claim that Mourinho and Woodward reached an agreement to sign a new centre back for the Red Devils when the January transfer window reopens.
This was confirmed by The Sun via thisisfutbol.
The report further claimed that Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld was the top target on their list of defensive reinforcements.
Jose Mourinho has since lost his job at Manchester United after he was sacked on Tuesday.
Manchester United are huge admirers of Belgian international centre back Toby Alderweireld dating back to the summer.
The 29-year-old was recently part of the Belgium squad that performed well at this summer’s FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.
Toby Alderweireld and Belgium recorded their best outing at the World Cup following a third-place finish at the 2018 edition in Russia.
He has six months left on his current Tottenham Hotspur contract though the North Londoners have the right to activate the clause of an extra year in his deal thereby taking him to 2020.
Manchester United can still sign him following the revelation that there’s a £25m release clause in his contract after the extra year has been activated.