According to a new exclusive report from 90min, Tottenham Hotspur are planning to revive their interest in Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrovic.
A big reason for their interest concerns Harry Kane’s recent injury, which could leave Jose Mourinho without a prolific goalscorer up front.
After receiving the setback against Middlesbrough last weekend, Mourinho suggested the injury is “not small”. The England international now looks set for a spell on the sideline.
And with that in mind, the Special One could indeed turn to the Championship talisman in January already.
Of course, as 90min explain, Fulham don’t want to lose their talisman with promotion firmly in their sights, but it remains to be seen whether they can fend off Spurs’ advances.
Either way, Mitrovic could be a valuable addition to the club and to prove that we sought the opinions of those who know him best.
Here’s what they had to say…
Jokanovic was in charge back when Mitrovic was just starting his adventure with Fulham as a loanee, and i didn’t take long for the former gaffer to be completely taken aback by the now 25-year-old’s ability.
He even called him a sensation and hailed his skill off the ball.
Here’s what he said, as quoted by ChronicleLive:
“He’s a sensation – he’s already doing tricks. He didn’t score but his movement for the first goal was fantastic and he created the space for Sessegnon to finish with the goal.
“He showed quality, power and did a great job for us – holding up the ball very well and having a positive impact on the game.”
Another former gaffer who was quickly impressed by Mitrovic is Rainieri.
In fact, the Serbian was showered with praise by his coach after his incredible display that helped Rainieri secure victory over Southampton in his first game in charge.
It would go on to be first of many.
Here’s what he said to Sky Sports following that triumph:
“For me, Mitrovic is one of the best strikers in Europe. When I say Europe, let’s say the world.
“He’s only 24 years old, he’s a fantastic player. It’s important to give the ball to him because he can play as a platform but also as a goalscorer.
“When the ball arrives in the box he’s very, very close to the goal. It’s important to give him a lot of chances to score.”
Apart from former coaches praising Mitrovic, the current one is equally in awe of his striker, highlighting the immense quality he possesses.
He went as far as saying that the Serbian forward would convert a chance nine times out of ten.
Here’s what he said after Mitrovic’s hat-trick that led Fulham to a 3-2 victory over Luton, as quoted by FourFourTwo:
“We all realise the quality Mitro has. In this division he scores goals but I think he would be the first to say that it’s the supporting act around him as well.
“The way we play Mitro is on the end of it to finish it off and nine times out of 10 if you get the ball in the right place it goes in the back of the net.”
Mitrovic could be a fantastic option for Spurs to chase and any deal could provide them with the boost they need to finish inside the top four.
Of course, it will be interesting to see whether Mourinho can actually snatch him away from Fulham or not.