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Man United Set Sights On Talented £10m Belgian as Nemanja Vidic Replacement

Old Trafford side keen on Ajax defender.

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Belgian source RTL believes that Ajax defender Toby Alderweireld is seen by Sir Alex Ferguson as a potential long term replacement for Man United defender Nemanja Vidic.

The 24 year old Belgian international may well be tempted by a move join his former team-mates Jan Vertonghen and Thomas Vermaelen in the English top tier and Ferguson may well be especially keen to bring in the Antwerp born defender due to the fact that he can effectively fill both a central defensive and right-back role.

Alderweireld has been at Ajax since the age of 15 and is into fifth season in the Amsterdam side’s first team set-up and has racked up over 170 appearances for the Eredivisie side, collecting back to back domestic titles in the past two seasons.

Given Vidic’s well documented injury concerns and the fact that Rio Ferdinand is in the latter stages of his Man United career it makes good sense for Ferguson to consider making summer additions to beef up his back-line and Alderweireld may be a sensible option to consider.

This source claims that an offer of £10m could be accepted by Ajax.


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