Date: 21st January 2021 at 8:35pm
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Journalist Seb Stafford-Bloor has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur should make a transfer swoop to sign from Wolverhampton Wanderers.

During the summer transfer window, Jose sealed the permanent arrival of two central midfielders for his first-team squad (per Transfermarkt)

One was Giovani Lo Celso’s stay at the club being made permanent for £28.8m and the other was Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton for £14.94m.

Those additions have left the north London club with many as seven players who are natural to positions through the centre of midfield.

However, in the latest episode of The Athletic’s Tifo Football Podcast, Stafford-Bloor claimed that Mourinho should add Neves to his midfield cohort.

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He said: “Well, the obvious place [for Neves to go], because of the [Jorge] Mendes connection, I think, is probably Tottenham.

“If you added him into a midfield which included Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Tanguy Ndombele and you made him the third man, I think that’s very interesting.

“That’s a very solid, very Mourinho-ish midfield. I don’t really buy the Man United thing [for Neves], I don’t buy the Liverpool connection anymore.”

When asked if Spurs would have the to sign Neves, he explained: “Let’s see what happens with Dele Alli. If Dele Alli is sold, then, absolutely, there’s the money there.

“It’s not going to happen in January, is it? But if Spurs were to sneak one of the Champions League places, which I think is possible, then you could say that the revenue streams are there.”

TIF Thoughts on what Seb Stafford-Bloor said about Ruben Neves…

As can be seen in what the journalist had to say, he believes that the Portuguese middleman would be an impressive acquisition for Mourinho.

Who would you rather have playing for Spurs?

Neves

Neves

Alli

Alli

This season, though, the 23-year-old middleman has not been in especially good form, having picked up a 6.76/10 average rating over 19 appearances in the Premier League (per WhoScored).

However, that rating is far ahead of the 6.11/10 which Alli has picked up over four games, so, perhaps if the English midfielder departed so Neves could come in, that would not be a bad move from Spurs.