Football.london’s Tottenham Hotspur correspondent Alasdair Gold spent some time talking about a potential Spurs transfer move for Real Madrid centre-back Eder Militao during the latest video he has posted on his YouTube channel.
This comes after it’s been claimed that Spurs boss Jose Mourinho wants to sign the Brazilian on loan this month, while it’s also been claimed that Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane would be open to the 22-year-old leaving on loan.
However, during this recent YouTube video, Gold rubbished reports that the north London club will sign the £27m-rated man, with the journalist declaring that Militao is “probably not massively high on their priority list” and explaining that the issue of the large non-locally-trained contingent of their squad will make it difficult for them to get deals like this one done.
He said: “I saw loads of stuff about Eder Militao – people saying that Spurs are desperate to get him in through the door – I’m just told that’s not the case.
“He’s a good player, probably not massively high on their priority list of players, but ultimately, the squad situation just doesn’t allow Tottenham to do these deals.”
Would Militao be a good signing for Spurs?
TIF Thoughts on what Gold had to say about Spurs signing Militao…
It’s been claimed that Militao has ‘completely disappeared’ from Zidane’s plans for the 2020/21 campaign at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, with the 22-year-old having made just three appearances for the La Liga giants in all competitions this term, so it certainly seems like it would make sense for him to depart from the club on loan this month to revive his season.
The Brazilian is said to be an indirect set-piece threat, per WhoScored, while just four of the 30 goals Spurs have scored in the Premier League this term have come via set-pieces, with only seven top-flight teams scoring fewer goals than the north London club from set-pieces. Additionally, as much as six of the 16 goals Tottenham have conceded in the league have come via set-pieces.
So, perhaps Militao would be able to help Mourinho’s side from set-pieces and given that there is some room for improvement for Spurs in that area, maybe this is a deal that would make sense, however, it also makes sense, given the issues the large non-locally trained portion of their squad has already presented, why they may not actually pursue this deal in January.