Tottenham Hotspur could be about to revisit Real Madrid in a bid to bolster Jose Mourinho’s playing squad this month, if latest reports are to be believed…
According to Defensa Central, Zinedine Zidane isn’t opposed to letting outcast defender Eder Militao join Spurs on loan in the current window should the north London outfit pays his salary, which is thought to be around £110k-per-week.
It’s claimed that the Brazillian colossus is fourth-choice at the Bernabeu having played only 224 minutes from three appearances all season.
Spanish outlet AS reported just last week that Mourinho was keen to sign him in the summer and despite the addition of Joe Rodon, he still wants to make the 22-year-old a Spurs player.
As per Duncan Castles, Mourinho has been making a case to Daniel Levy that there’s a real possibility of winning a trophy this season and as a result, he’s been pressing him to sign a new centre-back with quick attributes.
Militao would certainly meet these requirements as The Coaches Voice once claimed that the Madrid ace “is relatively nimble and hasn’t been particularly exposed by fast, mobile wingers.”
Indeed, since his €50m (£45m) move from Porto, the 6 foot 1 beast has only been dribbled past nine times across 21 appearances, via WhoScored, and has averaged 3.1 clearances, 2.2 tackles and 1.9 interceptions per game throughout his career.
Now valued at €40m (£36m) by CIES, Militao also has the ability to play at right-back which could prove to be invaluable with Spurs still in all four competitions both domestically and in Europe.
Rotation will be key, and it is abundantly clear he does not trust Davinson Sanchez after snubbing him from nine Premier League squads, whilst Rodon is inexperienced at an elite level.
He could arrive in north London as their next Jan Vertonghen, someone who could play both left-back and through the middle.
Militao has even been lauded by arch-rival attacker Lionel Messi in the past. He dubbed him a “phenomenal talent and fierce competitor” to GiveMeSport.
That endorsement alone should be enough for Levy to sanction a deal, and in doing so, he could well land Spurs their next Vertonghen-like beast primed to help guide them to their next piece of silverware.
AND in other news, Mourinho can repeat Ibrahimovic masterstroke with swoop for 31 y/o beast…