Duncan Castles has been speaking on the latest edition of The Transfer Window podcast about news from various Premier League clubs.
One club he spent a lot of time on was Tottenham Hotspur, and he provided an update on the club’s apparent interest in Real Madrid centre-back Eder Militao.
The 23-year-old Brazilian has been made available by Real after only appearing for 224 minutes in all competitions this season.
This has led to suggestions that Spurs are interested in signing the former Porto man, but Castles isn’t convinced that Jose Mourinho sees him as the man he really wants.
He said: “While they would be ready to offload him, they value the player at €50m, are looking ideally to sell, but more realistically loan with an option to buy.
“Mourinho, I understand, does not feel that Militao fits the profile of player that Tottenham need, i.e. he doesn’t see him as the player who will come in and overhaul the defence, be a leader in the defence and take the team onto a different level.
“So then, were that deal to be done by the club, I think it would very much be a compromise rather than the ideal scenario for Tottenham. Therefore, I think you can regard this as pretty unlikely to happen in this window.”
Are you bothered by this?
Yes, I wanted us to sign Militao
No, we don't need him
TIF Thoughts on Militao…
The young Brazilian was signed from Porto by Real in the summer of 2019 for £45m; however, he has only played 23 games for the club since then, which is not much game time and this season he has barely featured.
So, it is no surprise that the La Liga giants are happy to let him go, but it looks like Mourinho doesn’t see Militao as the answer and Alasdair Gold has also claimed that this deal won’t happen.
So, we think that Spurs fans can forget about signing Militao in this transfer window unless something drastically changes.