Mourinho sent clear message about future of €20m Tottenham target

Date published: Saturday 29th February 2020 12:58

The agent of Sweden star Emil Forsberg has denied being surprised by the player’s links to Tottenham Hotspur, hinting an announcement on his future could be made soon.

Forsberg has grown unsettled at RB Leipzig, where he has played since 2014. Despite this being his best goalscoring season since moving to the German club, he has only made one start in 2020, and even that only lasted until half-time.

The 28-year-old admitted earlier in the week that he wanted to leave the club at the end of the season, hinting at a Premier League move.

“It’s not going well,” he admitted. “I don’t have to prove myself anymore. I have a contract, but everyone knows that I dream of playing in another league again.”

According to Bild, Tottenham were leading the race to sign him, with Jose Mourinho familiar with the player given that Leipzig are Spurs’ Champions League opponents in the Round of 16.

Manchester United, Arsenal, Everton and Leicester City were all also mentioned in the report, but Forsberg’s agent has now added fuel to the fire by lauding praise on Mourinho.

“It’s nothing that surprises me at all,” said Hasan Cetinkaya to Expressen of Spurs’ interest. “Mourinho is a great legend who has worked with Victor Lindelöf as well.

“Together with Victor, Forsberg is the biggest star in the national team and has caused total chaos in Leipzig. I’m not surprised.

“I can say this: everyone will soon see what will happen to Emil Forsberg.”

 

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