Man Utd transfer news: ‘Don’t you dare Ed’ – Rio Ferdinand makes double plea to Woodward
Paul Pogba has made plenty of headlines in the past few weeks with widespread reports of the star wanting to leave the club.
After a turbulent season under Jose Mourinho last term it appears the Frenchman has had enough, with his agent Mino Raiola now working on a sensational transfer to Barcelona.
Raiola is thought to be trying to strike a deal with the Catalan giants but the Red Devils are reluctant to part with the midfielder after spending £89m on him two summers ago.
While Pogba looks to seal his exit, manager Jose Mourinho is focused on bringing in another two players, with a new centre-back his priority.
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And it’s clear from Ferdinand’s tweet who he feels executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward should be looking to sign.
He tweeted: “Don’t you dare allow this ED… #MUFC is Pogba’s home!! Silence these rumours ASAP & get @AlderweireldTob through the door.”
Alderweireld remains strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford with his future at Spurs unclear.
Leicester’s Harry Maguire is Mourinho’s priority target but the Foxes aren’t prepared to sell, leaving Alderweireld as a realistic alternative.
Reports suggest the Red Devils have reached a breakthrough in negotiations with Spurs with an agreement now in place for the 29-year-old’s transfer.
However, in order for Alderweireld to sign on the dotted line with United, Spurs must first secure a replacement.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side have been quiet in the transfer window and remain the only side not to have signed a player this summer.
United will be hoping Spurs finally make a centre-back signing before Thursday’s 5pm deadline if they are to land Alderweireld to make him their fourth signing.
Mourinho has already recruited Diogo Dalot, Fred and Lee Grant.