3 players Jose Mourinho could target in January
Following an abysmal start to the Premier League campaign, Tottenham Hotspur parted ways with Mauricio Pochettino on Wednesday. To replace him, Spurs appointed Portuguese tactician Jose Mourinho as their new manager on a 3-year deal.
The ex-Manchester United manager has been unemployed for almost a year and will make his PL return with the Lillywhites. Despite his recent struggles, Mourinho remains one of the best managers in world football at the moment and is likely to bring success to the North London club.
Although Mourinho has inherited one of the best squads in the Premier League, it is likely that the Portuguese will be active in the January transfer window to further bolster the squad in order to push for a Champions League place next season. Here are three players we believe Mourinho will target in January:
#3 Bruno Fernandes
Bruno Fernandes was one of the most sought-after players during the summer transfer window. The Portuguese enjoyed a stellar campaign with Sporting Lisbon last season in which he managed an incredible tally of 32 goals and provided another 18 assists across all competitions.
The 24-year-old midfielder seemed destined to move to Manchester United in the summer. However, that move never materialised as the Red Devils weren't as interested in the player as the media had portrayed. Tottenham, on the other hand, showed genuine interest in bringing the player to North London but were unable to complete the move.
With Christian Eriksen likely to leave Spurs in January, Mourinho might look to bring in a replacement and Fernandes seems like the perfect candidate. The 24-year-old will not only add creativity to the Lilywhites but would also chip in with important goals when needed.
It looks like a deal Spurs can get over the line in the January transfer window, given that Sporting Lisbon have been open to selling their talisman.