Tottenham: Mourinho says Son deserved FIFA The Best win
Tottenham are well in the hunt for their first Premier League title with Jose Mourinho’s side sat second in the table. Defeat to Liverpool last time out has seen the Reds open up a small gap ahead of the hectic festive fixture schedule however.
After a busy summer window, Spurs could once again be active when it reopens on January 1, Express Sport takes a look at the latest transfer rumours surrounding Mourinho’s men.
Mourinho’s Modric call
Mourinho has reportedly made contact with Luka Modric over a sensational return to the club, according to reports in Spain.
The Croatian spent four years in north London before joining up with the Special One at Real Madrid, winning four Champions League trophies in a glittering eight-year spell with the Spaniards.
Modric described negotiations between the two clubs as ‘torture’ emphasising the key role the current Spurs boss played.
“Mourinho played a vital role; he was determined to bring me to Real, insisting on the transfer even when the Real officials lost their patience with Levy,” he revealed in his Autobiography.
“Mourinho himself called the Tottenham chairman and tried to persuade him to accept the offer, ‘otherwise Real could back out of it.”‘
And now the boot is on the other foot with El Chiringuito TV, claiming Mourinho has made a call hoping to seal a deal the other way.
Modric’s current deal with Real Madrid is due to expire at the end for the season meaning he will be free to speak with other clubs from January.
The 35-year-old has already issued his approval of his former manager at Tottenham, claiming he is the right coach to bring the club trophies.
“I have a special affection for him, for everything he meant for me. Tottenham did a great thing to appoint him as a manager because he is a proven winner,” Modric told The Times.
“It’s a great thing for Tottenham to be able to bring in someone like him.”
Spurs make Fernandes decision
Jose Mourinho is ready to cut his losses on January signing Gedson Fernandes and send him back to Benfica, according to reports.
The Portuguese youngster joined Spurs in January of this year, inking an 18-month loan contract.
However, Fernandes has only played 13 times in all competitions since making the switch, and it appears unlikely he will ever play for them again.
In total, he has only started two games for Spurs across all competitions in his time at the club.
And according to Portuguese news outlet A Bola, Mourinho has given up on him and will allow him to return to his parent club when the transfer window opens in two weeks.
Rangers tipped to make Alli move
Steven Gerrard has been tipped to launch an ambitious move for Tottenham outcast Dele Alli in the January window.
The 24-year-old is out of favour under Mourinho and hasn’t started a Premier League game since the first fixture of the season.
Alli is desperate for first-team football ahead of next summer’s European Championships and has been linked with several clubs in recent weeks.
But Danny Murphy thinks his old teammate Gerrard should make a move for the midfielder: “I’m not sure Dele would be up for it, but I thought maybe Stevie G at Rangers could persuade him to go there and win him the title,” Murphy told talkSPORT.
“He’d play every week, score a lot of goals, get his confidence up and impress Gareth Southgate.”
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