Spurs signing discussion accelerates 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 asked Daniel Levy for a single signing in January and that it was the center-back Militao.

The Brazilian defender doesn’t have time to play at the Bernabeu. He is behind Raphael Varane, Sergio Ramos and Nacho in the pecking order.

The player moved to the Bernabeu for € 50million in the summer of 2019. However, he has failed to establish himself under Zinedine Zidane and has only made two La Liga appearances this season.

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And now it looks like the talk can have some substance with Sky Sports’ South American football expert Tim Vickery confirms Mourinho loves the 22-year-old.

Vickery said Sky Sports: “The great Brazilian defender is about to turn 23. The news I hear is that Jose Mourinho is certainly interested in Real Madrid center-back.

“It comes from the Portuguese press which has good contacts with Mourinho. I would say look at this space. If Mourinho is interested, then maybe it will pass.

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“He developed in Sao Paulo as a full-back before being transformed into a central defender in Porto. He is seen in Brazil as a long-term successor to Thiago Silva, but at Real he didn’t get a game.

Replacing Davinson Sanchez?

Vickery also claimed that Militao could replace Davinson Sanchez in the long term. Sanchez has only made five Premier League starts this season with Eric Dier and Toby Alderweireld his favorite couple.

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

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Meanwhile, Alderweireld has been an interesting PSV with By Telegraaf (as cited by Inside Futbol) asserting that Eindhoven contacted 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 will be interesting to see if he can get Militao’s career back on track.

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