According to a report from the Daily Mirror, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen and Christian Eriksen are all now willing to be open-minded about their Tottenham Hotspur futures with the trio intrigued about the chance to work under Jose Mourinho.
It had appeared that all three men were heading for the Spurs exit next summer. The Daily Mirror reports that the trio are out of contract and will soon be able to talks to foreign clubs about pre-contract moves.
However, it seems that Mauricio Pochettino’s departure could lead to a change of heart. The Mirror reports that all three players are now willing to consider all possibilities.
It is suggested within the report that Mourinho’s arrival has left the trio with plenty to ponder. They are intrigued about the prospect of working under the Portuguese.
If Mourinho can get the three players back to their best, he stands a fantastic chance of being successful during his time at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Alderweireld and Vertonghen have been two of the Premier League’s best defenders for a number of years. Eriksen meanwhile, has the ability to produce the moments of sheer brilliance that only a handful of players worldwide are capable of.
Eriksen, in particular, appears to have a lot of work to do to win the fans round. They have been incredibly critical of his form this season. And they may actually not be entirely happy if he suddenly manages to turn it on again now that Pochettino has gone.
Nevertheless, if those three players can rediscover their old form, then there is no question that it would still be a huge boost if they signed new contracts. It would certainly be a real shot in the arm for Mourinho.