Jose Mourinho wants to kickstart his spending at Tottenham Hotspur with a new striker and a defender, according to The Telegraph.
Mourinho has given his preference on new signings after being told he might have to sell to buy. He is ready to let Christian Eriksen leave and believe this could fund two new signings.
Striker and defender wanted
The priority for Mourinho is to bring in a new striker to provide cover for Harry Kane. While Kane continues to lead the line, Mourinho does not believe Spurs adequately replaced Fernando Llorente.
Son Heung-Min, Dele Alli, Lucas Moura and Troy Parrott are options if Kane is injured or rested. However, Mourinho will target a back-up striker when the January window opens.
He also wants a new defender. In all of Mourinho’s first three games, Tottenham have conceded twice. While they have won all three, the leaky defence is starting to worry Mourinho, who is notorious for keeping things tight.
Spurs fans have taken to Twitter after hearing that Mourinho wants a striker and a defender. Here are some tweets about his January plan.
Jarrod Bowen from Hull & Ben White from Leeds would both be on my radar
— Matt Crow & Eric Dog (@badgermatt13) December 2, 2019
Is José forgetting Troy Parrott? I genuinely would rather us promote and give chances to the young Irishman than us splash £20m+ on a striker who probably won’t fit the profile properly. As for defenders, I think the shouts for Leed’s Ben White a fantastic shouts – will be costly
— Football Ollie (@FootballOllie) December 2, 2019
Koulibaly and Wilson….
— Jonathan Humphrey (@Jonatha41909329) December 2, 2019
Great idea but who wants to play 2nd fiddle all the time ? Look what happened to Llorente…. Plus Troy is about to show what he’s capable of too. It’s not strikers they need but good defenders as that’s where the problems show. A true leader, a Kompany, Ferdinand style
— Macc (@Dara71227842) December 2, 2019
Not a priority.
Son, Dele and Moura are a formidable front three together.
The proved it again against Bournemouth
— paddy king (@paddytheloaf) December 3, 2019
Keeper,CBs &defensive midfieder should be priority.Dier is simply not good enough.Strikers we are Ok.
— Solomon Chivhunze (@SolomonChivhun2) December 3, 2019