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Tottenham should land Willian after he claims ‘special relationship’ with Jose Mourinho

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Tottenham should land Willian after he claims ‘special relationship’ with Jose Mourinho

The Chelsea winger is out of contract during the summer.

Tottenham are currently suffering from an injury crisis in attack and Jose Mourinho will be keen to ensure he is well-stocked next season.

Before attention can turn towards 2020/21, there is still lots of football left to play. The boss will, however, be keen to avoid he ends up in this situation again.

Harry Kane and Son Heung-min are both out injured, leaving Tottenham without a recognised striker.

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Talking of targets for the summer and one man who might be worth a punt for Spurs is Chelsea winger Willian.

Ahead of tomorrow’s game between Tottenham and the Blues, the Brazilian has been lavishing Mourinho with praise.

He told the Mirror: “We had a special relationship. He demanded a lot, he would challenge me and call out my mistakes, but if I had played well he would also say something like, ‘today you killed it'”.

The versatile forward almost signed for Tottenham in 2013. He had already completed his medical ahead of a £32 million move from Anzhi Makhachkala (Guardian).

Chelsea emerged as an interested party at the eleventh hour, however, and he made the switch to Stamford Bridge instead.



Tottenham aren’t blessed with lots of wingers and certainly not many possess the experience of Willian.

In 324 appearances for Chelsea, he has scored 57 goals and claimed 58 assists, helping the club to two Premier League titles, the FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League.

Chelsea have landed Hakim Ziyech and his arrival is almost certain to push Willian down Frank Lampard’s pecking order.

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Tottenham could land themselves a player who knows the league on a free transfer. Willian’s £120,000-a-week Chelsea contract expires in the summer and Mourinho could pull off a coup.

At 31 he is getting towards the twilight of his career but he is still capable.

He is quick, boasts skill in abundance and perhaps more importantly, he can play in a number of advanced positions.

If Spurs can add Willian to their ranks it would add competition for places and increase the chances of Tottenham not being hit with such a damaging injury crisis next season.

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