Tottenham will not be signing Real Madrid defender, Eder Militao, according to respected journalist Fabrizio Romano.
Speaking on his Here We Go podcast, Romano addressed the topic of Militao, who has been linked with a move to Spurs.
AS had previously claimed Spurs had looked at signing Militao this month. Although further into the window, Duncan Castles did claim that the Brazilian wasn’t someone Mourinho was actually looking at.
However, it seems even if Spurs did fancy moving back in for Militao, the deal is now harder to do. Romano states that Madrid need players in their squad and that the move to sanction Martin Odegaard’s move to Arsenal has made things even more difficult.
It seems unlikely, then, that the Spanish giants will allow any sort of deal for Militao in the coming days.
Spurs are still active in the market. Jose Mourinho has said he doesn’t expect much movement. But the situation with Dele Alli remains ongoing, while the club may also look at a replacement if that move is sanctioned.
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You can never count Daniel Levy out when it comes to doing a late deal but Romano’s update here would appear to suggest things are dead in the water with Militao.
Madrid, quite rightly, want to keep their squad together. The deal for Odegaard has left them a player light, even if he wasn’t playing.
Spurs may well move for someone in the coming days. But it looks highly unlikely that player will be Eder Militao.