Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld has been linked with a move away from the club and reports suggest that Manchester United want the central defender, who is valued at €84million.
Alderweireld is an impressive option in his role and was an integral part of the Belgium team that secured the third place position at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
As reported by Mirror Sport, should the Belgian leaves this summer, Spurs are looking to replace him by signing French World Cup winner Benjamin Pavard.
Pavard, much like Alderweireld, is also a versatile talent, who can play in multiple defensive positions. Pavard is naturally a center half. Last season, the France international was mainly played as a central defender for Sttuggart and he netted one goals in 34 league appearances.
Pavard has been France World Cup winning team starting right back throughout the competition. Having made his debut for France national team last year, he go on to make 12 appearances playing as the team’s right-back in all outings. He was a solid option for France at the back. He also scored a brilliant goal from outside the box against Argentina.
His release clause which currently stands at €35million will likely get to increase after his impressive performances at the World Cup. But increasing should not be above €50million in order for the club to meet with Financial Fair Play rules.
With Manchester United reportedly lining up fee believed to be around €84million for the signing of Alderweireld, Stuggart’s €35million – €45million asking price for Pavard should not be too much for Tottenham to sanction this summer having seen how great his services would be for the club.