Tottenham Hotspur could lose three big-name players to Manchester United this summer amid ongoing issues regarding wages at the north London club, according to the Manchester Evening News.
Spurs stars have long had to contend with being paid significantly less than their top-six rivals, with right back Kyle Walker switching White Hart Lane for Manchester City ahead of this season for a more realistic chance of claiming the Premier League title as well as an increased pay packet.
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The upcoming transfer window, however, could bring even more disruption to Mauricio Pochettino’s ranks, with Toby Alderweireld’s contract situation seemingly paving the way for his exit.
The 29-year-old will be permitted to leave Tottenham for a mere £25 million at the end of next season if no new agreement is reached, meaning the north Londoners could be looking to offload the Belgian at the end of this campaign to see a more deserved return.
Manchester United are one side who have shown interest in the centre-back, and, according to the report, are willing to offer the former Ajax youth academy product a comfortable six-figure weekly salary to secure the deal; a substantial rise in comparison to his current earnings.
But Alderweireld is not the only Spurs ace who the Red Devils are hoping to coax with their superior financial might this summer, with Eric Dier and Danny Rose both said to be on Jose Mourinho’s wishlist.
The midfielder-by-trade was a target for the Old Trafford contingent last summer, but after Tottenham’s unwillingness to sell, Nemanja Matic became the preferred option.
However, should the north west side get past Spurs in the FA Cup semi-final later this month; ending Pochettino’s outfit’s chances of silverware for another year, the World Cup-bound 24-year-old’s decision could be swayed.
Rose, on the other hand, has made his feelings known in the past regarding Spurs’ lack of spending power, and it would come as little surprise to see the left back at Manchester United next season.