Nemanja Matic has reacted to some light-hearted speculation online that he could join up with new Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho.
The Portuguese has replaced Mauricio Pochettino at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, which has obviously been a huge story over the past couple of days.
There has already been a lot of talk as to who Mourinho might seek to bring in to the club, with several players’ contracts running down.
One name that was immediately being bandied about following Mourinho’s appointment was Manchester United midfielder Matic.
The Serbia international is a big favourite of the 58-year-old, who signed him ahead of his second stint at Chelsea after Carlo Ancelotti had sold him.
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On Instagram, Matic liked a Narcos meme post that had the caption ‘Matic waiting for January so Jose Mourinho can sign him’, before adding clapping and laughing emojis.
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Tottenham don’t really need Matic as they have Harry Winks, Tanguy Ndombele, Eric Dier and Moussa Sissoko capable of playing at holding midfield.
That said, Matic is into the final year of his contract meaning United stand to lose him at a cut-price fee in January, or on a free next summer.
It’s a hypothetical move that would not go down particularly well, with Matic having shown signs of decline in recent years.