According to a report from The Telegraph, Jose Mourinho is a big fan of Edinson Cavani, but Tottenham Hotspur moving for the striker looks unlikely after the Spurs boss made it clear that he was happy to work within the club’s financial constraints.
Cavani could be on the move this month. The Telegraph reports that the Uruguay international has told Paris Saint-Germain that he wants to leave.
There appears to be a number of clubs vying for his signature. And it seems that Mourinho would be pushing for Spurs to join the race in an ideal world.
The Telegraph reports that the Spurs boss is a big fan of the 32-year-old. But a move for Cavani does not look to be on the cards at this stage.
The report notes that Cavani earns £8.5 million per year after tax, prompting Tottenham to look at other targets.
It is noted by The Telegraph that the figures would force Spurs to smash their wage structure. And Mourinho has previously agreed to work with the budgets currently set.
TBR View – Tottenham will not rue not pursuing Cavani in the long-term
Cavani has been a fantastic goalscorer for the last decade. Since joining Napoli in 2010, he has scored 214 league goals in 299 games.
You could certainly understand why plenty of clubs are now interested with a question mark hanging over his future at Parc des Princes.
Nevertheless, perhaps it would be fair to argue that Spurs may not rue missing out in the long-term.
Cavani turns 33 next month. And the dominance that PSG have had in Ligue 1 for a number of years does perhaps leave a small asterix against his record since his move from Naples.
Tottenham surely need to sign a striker this month. And Cavani would arguably be a fantastic target if he was cheaper.
But looking elsewhere looks to be the right move for right now with Spurs having to keep one eye on rebuilding beyond this season.