Tottenham Hotspur would have to be prepared to pay Wolverhampton Wanderers £8 million if they hope to appoint Nuno Espirito Santo as their new manager, according to a report from the Daily Express.
Jose Mourinho’s future in North London remains uncertain. Spurs do still have the opportunity to end the campaign by lifting the Carabao Cup and finishing high enough in the Premier League to qualify for Europe next year.
However, it is becoming increasingly difficult to argue that Tottenham are moving in the right direction with the Portuguese at the helm.
And it appears that Daniel Levy is considering one of Mourinho’s former players as his potential successor.
According to the Daily Express, Nuno is on Tottenham’s radar. The report notes that Wolves would want £8 million in compensation. The 47-year-old is approaching the final two years of his deal at Molineux.
TBR View: Fees involved surely make Nuno approach unlikely – for now
As things stand, it is difficult to see Nuno coming in anytime soon. Spurs would have to be prepared to pay £8 million for the Wolves boss. But they would also have to part with a significant sum to get rid of Mourinho.
The Daily Mail recently noted that Tottenham will have to sell before buying players this summer.
With that in mind, it seems unlikely that they would be prepared to pay so much to make a change in the dugout. Such a move would surely deplete their transfer kitty further.
But should Mourinho continue to struggle, Levy may well feel that he is left with little choice.