A surprise report from Belgian outlet Voetbal 24 has claimed that Jose Mourinho is keen for Tottenham Hotspur to sign Marouane Fellaini this summer.
Mourinho is coming under increasing pressure in North London. Spurs’ hopes of making the top four were dealt a further blow with a defeat at the weekend.
A look on social media would hint that the number of fans wanting a change in the dugout is growing as each game passes. But it appears that Daniel Levy may opt to stick with the Portuguese.
According to Voetbal 24, the cost of sacking Mourinho is likely to ensure that he will still be in charge at the start of next season.
And remarkably, the report claims that one of the players he wants this summer is Fellaini.
Voetbal 24 suggests that Fellaini could leave Shandong Luneng before the end of his deal in December. And he could end up being reunited with Mourinho back in the Premier League.
TBR View: Fellaini may – possibly – be effective, but signing is nothing like a step in the right direction
Tottenham fans would be forgiven for feeling extremely concerned about links with Fellaini. But in truth, there is a chance – if he did join – that he could make an impact.
Having said that, there is surely no way that signing the Belgian could be deemed a step in the right direction.
He turns 34 before the end of the year. And including him in the side would force Spurs to play a certain style. Without doing so, Fellaini would likely be redundant.
The idea of signing Fellaini should set the alarm bells ringing even louder if Mourinho is indeed keen to sign the midfielder this summer.