Jose Mourinho wants to reunite with Marouane Fellaini at Tottenham Hotspur, as reported by Les Sports +1.
The Portuguese tactician managed the Belgium international during his time at Manchester United, and is now said to be hoping to bring him to the Premier League from Chinese Super League outfit Shandong Luneng.
Since making the move to China, Fellaini has played 33 games, scoring 12 goals and adding a further five assists.
His goal return in China may be a relatively impressive one, but that has not changed the fact Spurs fans don’t want Fellaini in the slightest.
In the 25-year-old’s final half-season with Manchester United, he managed six league starts and eight substitute appearances, getting just one assist, while making 0.2 key passes per game.
The strength of feeling against the Belgian is strong, with one fan proclaiming they “don’t want him at our club”.
— simon (@coys_44) December 8, 2019
— Ozvaldo (@Aryan_Amoli) December 8, 2019
Fellaini can do one don’t want him at our club
— Muthead (@aMUTHEAD) December 8, 2019
enough of the fellaini business this man would me much better pic.twitter.com/ULSr9Xd9s4
— Jspurs (@Jspurs3) December 8, 2019
Some fans have resorted to hoping that the report is inaccurate or untrue, due to how strongly they feel about not wanting the Belgian.
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With the January transfer window getting ever-closer, it will likely be a matter of weeks until they find out whether or not their club will be moving for the Belgian.
Judging by the response to the links, it won’t be a popular move if Mourinho does make an attempt to sign his former player.
Really don’t want to believe this, but it’s being reported by a few outlets.
— Mark Siggers (@Siggs72) December 8, 2019
Thing is jose knows he needs defenders and defensive midfielders. Fellaini isn’t either
— Danny TTID B (@DannjwB) December 8, 2019
— George (@georgespursvlog) December 8, 2019
In other news, a Spurs target would reportedly prefer a move to La Liga instead.