Tottenham Hotspur strike massive blow to Man United in race for 24-year-old star

The Swansea City defender is a reported transfer target for Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino faces a vitally important summer transfer market ahead of him, if he is to build a squad capable of challenging for major honours on all fronts next season, and they could be set for a battle with Manchester United over one of their key targets.

One particular area where the Argentine will want to strengthen is his central defensive department, with an exit for Toby Alderweireld looking increasingly more likely.

Swansea City’s Alfie Mawson is believed to be on Spurs’ radar, according to the Sun, with a potential £40 million deal being mooted for the 24-year-old.

The Englishman has displayed his undoubted quality when playing for the Swans this season, and his tenacious approach to the game will make him a superb asset for whichever club wins the race for his signature.

The 24-year-old would be a wonderful addition to the Tottenham squad, and signing him would be accompanied with the added bonus of dealing a huge blow to United in the process.