Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho gives the green light for the sale of five players to garner funds for more signings in the transfer window.
After the sacking of Mauricio Pochettino as the Tottenham Hotspur head coach, Jose Mourinho was appointed midway through the season to hopefully bring a change to the team and end their long-lasting drought of trophies. In the 2019-2020 season, the Portuguese coach had been very unlucky and was been unable to play the way he wanted to due to injuries surrounding the team, with key players like Harry Kane staying out of action. With a marginally less effective attacking force, Mourinho still managed to secure a spot in the Europa League.
Going forward for the new season, the 57-year-old will be looking to make a few signings that would help high up in the pitch. Gareth Bale has arrived on a loan from Real Madrid and only an official announcement is pending. This move will certainly be a step in the right direction as the Welshman is a top-class player and a very prolific goal scorer on a good day. However, Mourinho is still looking for more options to add to his squad, Sergio Reguilon being the most promising one on his radar.
The young Spaniard has proven himself playing for Sevilla in the 2019-2020 season, is a key factor in their Europa League triumph. The 23-year-old is a quality player, and being so young can prove to be a great prospect, but Madrid would not be looking to sell the star fullback for cheap. A 30 million euro transfer fee has reportedly been agreed and the La Liga champions also hold a buy-back clause and right to first refusal.
To balance out the transfer window and gain enough funds to pull off a transfer, Tottenham Hotspur chief Daniel Levy, upon Jose Mourinho’s consultation has reportedly decided to show the green light on the possible departure of five players if good enough offers come through.
The players in question being Danny Rose, Juan Foyth, Serge Aurier, Paulo Gazzaniga, and Ryan Sessegnon. A departure, however, might not necessarily mean a permanent transfer as the Lilywhites are also open to loan deals involving the players.
For the 2020-2021 season, the main target for Jose would be to lift at least one trophy with the London side, and seeing his reputation of success with former clubs, a great improvement from last season will be expected out of Tottenham this season.