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Report claimed Jose Mourinho previously rejected chance to sign apparent Tottenham target Eder Militao

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Report claimed Jose Mourinho previously rejected chance to sign apparent Tottenham target Eder Militao

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly interested in a deal to sign Real Madrid defender Eder Militao this month, according to reports. 

Mundo Deportivo is reporting that Spurs are keen on the Brazilian defender after the 22-year-old slipped down the pecking order under Zinedine Zidane at the Bernabeu. 

Militao would not come cheap. As reported by The Guardian, Real Madrid paid a fee in the region of £43.5 million to pip Everton to the signature of Militao in March 2019. 

Which would be a sucker punch to Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho, considering he reportedly rejected the chance to sign Militao for a fraction of that price during his time at Manchester United. 

VALLADOLID, SPAIN – JANUARY 26: (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)

As reported by The Sun, Mourinho was offered the chance to sign Militao for just £3 million from Sao Paulo during his time at Old Trafford. 

 

However, they claim that Mourinho was ‘ not interested’ in the player who went on to join his former club Porto where he excelled and earned his move to the Spanish capital. 

The report claimed work permit issues were also an issue as far as Mourinho was concerned and, in fairness, Militao had not yet played in Europe and proved himself away from Brazilian football. 

Now, Mourinho is likely to be more aware of Militao’s talents and Tottenham will no doubt be an interesting proposition for the 22-year-old. 

On this occasion, it seems unlikely that Mourinho will not be interested.

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