Duncan Castles has been speaking on the latest edition of The Transfer Window podcast about news from various Premier League clubs.
One of the clubs that Castles spent some time on was Tottenham Hotspur, and he mentioned Real Madrid centre-back Eder Militao as a potential option for Jose Mourinho’s side in this transfer window.
He said: “One player who has been mentioned here is Eder Militao, a centre-back at Real Madrid who’s out of favour there.
“Madrid are trying to offload the player; they want ideally to sell, I am told their asking price is €50m.
“There is the possibility there that you could get Militao on a six-month loan deal with an option to buy at the end of the season.
“You’re getting a player who was very highly rated and chased by a lot of clubs before he went to Madrid, who would strengthen in central defence, which is an area we know Jose Mourinho has targeted to improve.”
Do you want Spurs to sign Militao?
Yes, could be what we need
No, we don't need another centre-back
TIF Thoughts on Spurs potentially signing Militao…
The 22-year-old left FC Porto for a whopping fee of £45m in the summer of 2019, but this season he has made just three appearances in all competitions and looks like he could be available on loan.
Given that Tottenham’s finances are not in a great position, we think this would be a huge deal for Mourinho’s side because he has played in the Champions League and has international experience, so you would think he could improve Spurs’ defence and then some.
And for a team that reached a Champions League final in 2019, to be dealing at the top table of European football would surely be a sign of Tottenham’s current trajectory under Mourinho and a statement of intent going forward.
What’s more, to potentially grab a player who was once worth £45m on loan with a view to a permanent move some years before his prime could be seen as extremely shrewd business by Spurs.
We will be interested to see if Tottenham’s interest in Militao ends up with him moving to north London in this transfer window.