Tottenham signing talk gathers pace, as expert confirms Mourinho interest

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A Brazilian football expert has confirmed that Spurs boss Jose Mourinho has a serious interest in Eder Militao.

Corriere dello Sport reported on Tuesday that Mourinho had asked Daniel Levy for just one January signing and that was centre-back Militao.

The Brazilian defender is not getting game time at the Bernabeu. He is behind Raphael Varane, Sergio Ramos and Nacho in the pecking order.

The player moved to the Bernabeu for a €50m fee in summer 2019. However, he has failed to establish himself under Zinedine Zidane and has made just two LaLiga appearances this season.

And now it seems the talk may well have substance with Sky Sports’ South American football expert Tim Vickery confirming Mourinho is keen on the 22-year-old.

Vickery told Sky Sports: “The big Brazilian defender is just about to turn 23. The news I’m hearing is that Jose Mourinho is certainly interested in the Real Madrid centre-back.

“That’s coming out of the Portuguese press who have good contact with Mourinho. I’d say watch this space. If Mourinho is interested, then maybe this will go through.



“He developed at Sao Paulo as a full-back before being turned into a centre-back at Porto. He is seen in Brazil as a long-term successor to Thiago Silva but at Real he’s not been getting a game.”

Davinson Sanchez replacement?

Vickery also claimed that Militao could be a long-term replacement for Davinson Sanchez. Sanchez has only made five Premier League starts this season with Eric Dier and Toby Alderweireld his preferred pairing.

The Sun claimed last month that Sanchez was a target for Italian club AC Milan.

Meanwhile, Alderweireld has been interesting PSV with De Telegraaf (as cited by Inside Futbol) claiming that Eindhoven got in touch with Alderweireld’s agent earlier this month.

Vickey added: “Mourinho has shown he can tighten up a player defensively with Serge Aurier.

“Mourinho sees something in him that he doesn’t see in Davinson Sanchez. It’ll be interesting to see if he can get Militao’s career back on track.”

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