Jose Mourinho of Tottenham Hotspur has decided to restart negotiations with a Real Madrid superstar after a failed summer attempt
Daniel Levy and his team have really backed Jose Mourinho of Tottenham Hotspur this summer transfer market. The Lilywhites have conducted quite a successful summer overhaul and have some serious firepower upfront in their arsenal along with well-balanced squad depth. Players such as Sergio Reguilon, Matt Doherty, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, and Giovani Lo Celso were signed on permanent transfers meanwhile the club also managed to sign Gareth Bale from Real Madrid and Carlos Vinicius on loan from Benfica
The signing of a back-up striker for Harry Kane was much needed as the England international has become sought of injury-prone in the last few seasons. Jose Mourinho, in particular, was eager on signing Luka Jovic of Real Madrid to play second to fiddle to Kane, however, reports state that the Serbian forward insisted on continuing at the Bernabeu in the hope of impressing Zinedine Zidane.
Since Jovic snubbed the English side, Tottenham decided to sign Carlos Vinicius from Benfica on a season-long loan for 3 million euros. The 25-year-old Brazilian striker has had quite a pleasant spell in Portugal and has displayed a sharp eye for goal, 18 goals in the Portuguese league in just 19 starts. However, it is to be seen whether the Brazilian will be able to display the same form in the Premier League.
Reports from Diaro GOL state that although Mourinho has a back-up striker, for now, the Portuguese manager is on the lookout for a long term solution given the fact that Vinicius will return to Benfica next summer. The report states that the former Real Madrid coach has reconsidered to contact Luka Jovic once again and is hoping to sign the player next season.
Luka Jovic will most likely be eager to ply his trade elsewhere if he is not given ample chances this season ahead of Karim Benzema. Meanwhile, a former Real striker, Borja Mayoral, confirmed that Zinedine Zidane wanted the Spaniard to stay as his second choice and wanted to loan out the Serbian instead. Jovic would certainly want to play under a manager that believes in his quality and Jose Mourinho has been wanting the player for the past several months.
Could a move to Tottenham Hotspur next summer benefit Luka Jovic and the English side? or should the Balkan continue working hard at Real in the hope of becoming the first-choice striker ahead of Karim Benzema?
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