Mourinho urges Tottenham to fix glaring gaps with £29m La Liga outcast

Date published: Wednesday 8th January 2020 12:53

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has asked the club to consider an approach for Barcelona right-back Nelson Semedo, according to a report.

Semedo has been influential for Barca so far this term, having appeared in all but three of the club’s La Liga games as well as making four Champions League outings.

However, according to Don Balon, the Portugal international has found it hard and continues to be castigated by the fans, his teammates, coaches and the Spanish press on most days.

As such, it is claimed that Semedo is happy to seek a way out of Catalonia and Mourinho is reportedly aware of the situation and is keen to swoop for his compatriot, with his price set at €30m at

Right-back is a key area where Mourinho reportedly wants to strengthen following the loss of Kieran Trippier to Atletico Madrid in the summer, with one report claiming that the manager has made it a priority for the January transfer window.

Neither Serge Aurier nor Kyle Walker-Peters are said to convince Mourinho over their ability in the role and he has now asked Spurs to consider Semedo as a new addition.

What’s more, Don Balon adds that Mourinho is prepared to offer Semedo a “good” salary, given that he would be able to adapt seamlessly to the Premier League.

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde will reportedly not be against the player leaving the Camp Nou, with Lionel Messi taking the same view.

Elsewhere, Wilfried Zaha’s new agent is trying to forge his client a move to Spurs, reports have claimed.

 

 

The Ivory Coast international is said to be looking for a move away from Selhurst Park after admitting his frustrations at not securing an exit in the summer.

The Daily Mirror now claims that Pini Zahavi is working to get Zaha a transfer across London, although the deal could be off due to Tottenham believing the move could be too expensive.

Read more: Tottenham offered chance to sign £80m attacker after agent switch

 

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