Manchester United are monitoring Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld contract situation: report

Manchester United reportedly keeping an eye on Tottenham Hotspurs defender Toby Alderweireld as they look to bring in recruitments in the summer.

Reports have claimed that Jose Mourinho is keen on bolstering his team’s defence after recent fixtures have exploited the club’s only weakness.

United’s losses to Newcastle and Tottenham were frustrating and of themselves but it was more so due to some defensive errors.

Against Tottenham Phil Jones was at fault, scoring an own goal whilst at Newcastle Chris Smalling was at fault after he conceded a free-kick for diving in which the Magpies capitalised on.

Rumours have surfaced that Mourinho is going to move on both players and is monitoring Alderweireld just in case an opportunity reveals itself.

According to the Mirror, Manchester Evening News reports that the Red Devils are keeping tabs on Toby whose contract runs out in the summer of 2019.

Spurs are currently attempting to negotiate a contract renewal but perhaps Jose will attempt to swoop in and buy him for a cheaper than usual price.

Although the Portuguese manager bought in Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof, Toby Alderweireld represents a more experienced option.

The soon to be 29 year old will surely add quality to Manchester United’s backline and has plenty of Premier League experience as well.

What the possible transfer means for both Bailly and Lindelof is yet to be seen but the move may prove too tempting for Jose Mourinho to ignore.

It could possibly be a case of Alderweireld attempting to negotiate a bigger pay raise at the London club too.

‘Arsenal: Tottenham’s Harry Kane was too fat’

Tottenham beat Arsenal 1-0

Spurs fans are still enjoying themselves.

On Saturday at Wembley, Tottenham beat Arsenal 1-0 in the north London derby.

The win boosted Tottenham’s hopes of finishing the season in the top four.

As for Arsenal, are they now out of the running? The Gunners are seven points behind Spurs in the race for a Champions League berth.

Harry Kane was again the hero for Spurs last weekend.

A left-wing cross was headed home by Kane for the only goal of the game.

‘Arsenal: Harry Kane was too fat’

Tottenham are now gearing up for Tuesday’s Champions League last-16 first-leg match at Juventus.

Ahead of the game, Corriere della Sera have spoken to former Arsenal star Liam Brady about Spurs.

Brady has used the occasion to explain why Kane, who started his career at Arsenal, was allowed to leave:

Unfortunately yes. He was chubby and not very athletic, but we got it wrong. Even Tottenham loaned him out to the lower leagues three or four times though.

On previewing the Juve game, Brady bigged up Tottenham’s chances of going through:

Juve are not favourites, it’s 50-50.

Tottenham has well organised, they have a good Coach and three great forwards in [Christian] Eriksen, [Dele] Alli and [Harry] Kane. You need to stop them in midfield to prevent those three from hurting you.

Does Juve’s attack convince me? Not completely, because I think we’ve already seen the best of Higuain. It’s hard for him to make the difference in Europe, he’s too static.

Also see: Juventus vs Tottenham predictions: Champions League preview, line-ups & football betting tips.

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How QPR missed the chance to sign Tottenham’s Harry Kane (BBC Video)

QPR & Tottenham’s Harry Kane

A brilliant story was told by Nedum Onuoha on BBC radio on Sunday.

Now 31-years-old, the former Man City defender is plying his trade for QPR in the Championship.

And according to Onuoha, the story around Loftus Road is that QPR once had the chance to sign Tottenham striker Harry Kane.

Onuoha claimed that when Harry Redknapp was the QPR manager, Rangers had the option to close a deal for Kane.

QPR felt that the striker wasn’t clinical enough in front of goal so they passed.

What a terrible decision!

Tottenham 1 – Arsenal 0

Tottenham boosted their own top four hopes with a north London derby win at Wembley on Saturday. And, simultaneously left Arsenal in a world of worry about their league position.

Spurs moved up to third with the victory and can now look forward to the rest of the season, Champions League and FA Cup, with renewed optimism.

For Arsenal it now looks like being a case of putting their eggs in the basket of the Europa League, in order to seal a spot in the Champions League next season.

Harry Kane does it again!

Some Arsenal fans ridiculed Harry Kane when he first emerged on the scene.

It seems unlikely that any Gooners doubt the Spurs striker these days, thanks to his record breaking exploits and consistent goals against Arsenal.

Kane simply loves playing against the Arsenal, a club he was released from as an 8-year-old.

On Saturday, Kane’s latest winner for Spurs versus Arsenal came in the 49th minute. From a Ben Davies cross.

Also see: Everyone saw what Erik Lamela called Jack Wilshere after Tottenham beat Arsenal.

Fernando Llorente: ‘I wish I could return to Juventus & is Kane better than Higuain?’