This is according to the Premier League commentator and Ian Darke, ESPN FC expert. Alderweireld was linked to a transfer to Manchester United in recent months. The United States was eager to sign a central defender and was also interested in Harry Maguire from Leicester. available from Tottenham even if he entered the last year of his contract. The Swedes have the opportunity to extend the current one-year Belgian deal, but will only be available for just £ 25m next summer. Darke calculates that Alderweireld would be the easiest target for United after that. And that's why he is surprised that the Red Devils have not even made him an official offer. "Well, you're wondering what's going on behind the scenes because it's mysterious and curious that Manchester United has been so quiet," Darke said. "Jose Mourinho showed up at the press conference this (Thursday) morning and said he was not there. they would have been bought today. "They were connected with Harry Maguire, they were Ked with Alderweireld, the defender of Tottenham Hotspur. "That looked like the easiest way to do it, but apparently there was not even an offer for him." So what happened there I do not really know. "