Three Reasons Why Manchester United Must Sign This “Next Vidic”

Latest rumors linked 23 year old Ajax defender Toby Alderweireld with a summer move to premier league. Tottenham and Manchester United are the two possible destination. Let’s see why Manchester United should sign this highly rated center back.

Alderweireld - next Vidic????
Alderweireld – next Vidic????

A Rare Breed Of Defender

Alderweireld is a big, strong and intelligent defender. He has a natural leadership aura to lead from the back. But what makes him special?  Other than his defensive skills, he  has very good ball control and he is also a good playmaker too. Alderweireld is versatile enough to play in multiple positions.

Scope of Growth

Alderweireld would fit perfectly in Ferguson’s back line. He is young but also experienced, the type of player SAF would prefer signing.  He is at a similar age  of Nemanja Vidic when he arrived at Old Trafford, and has enough skill sets to develop into a complete article like Vidic.

Cheap Money

According to the reports, Ajax will sell the Belgian defender if the bidder match their £11m valuation. We are living in an era of Billionaire owners and 100 million transfer budgets, considering this, £11m is some what cheap.


Written by Dinesh V

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