Duncan Castles has said on The Transfer Window podcast that Eder Militao isn’t on Jose Mourinho’s radar as a potential Tottenham Hotspur signing.
AS had reported that Spurs were among the club’s vying for the signature of the 23-year-old during the January transfer window.
Zinedine Zidane is considering letting the centre-back leave Los Blancos this month, having fallen down the pecking order.
He is behind Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane and Nacho in Zidane’s squad and is pretty much surplus to requirements.
Militao won’t be a cheap option. He has four-and-a-half-years to run on his contract, having signed from Porto for £45 million in 2019.
Now, Castles has confirmed that Tottenham aren’t considering making a move for the defender.
He told The Transfer Window podcast: “He believes they need someone in defence who is quicker than the players they currently have and who can lead the defence.
“My understanding is that although Eder Militao is available, Mourinho doesn’t feel he fits the profile of player that Tottenham need to sign.
“He doesn’t see him as the player who will come in and overhaul the defence and take the team onto a different level.
“I think you can regard this as pretty unlikely to happen.”
TBR View: Spurs probably wise to avoid Militao
Mourinho is right when he suggests that the 23-year-old isn’t someone who will come in and overhaul his defence.
Spurs have huge ambitions and they should be prepared to enter races for the top players.
With that in mind, Militao looks like one to avoid.
Real Madrid value their player at close to £5o million, as per Castles, and that seems an awful lot of money for a player who has achieved little.
He has started just once in La Liga this season and he isn’t considered a defensive enforcer.
Tottenham have been linked with Inter defender Milan Skriniar previously and perhaps that would be a better deal.
Militao earns £104,000-a-week in Spain and with very little football this season, Mourinho is making a really sensible decision.