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According to AS, Tottenham Hotspur manager José Mourinho wants to bring Real Madrid defender Eder Militao to North London before the end of the January transfer period.
The Spurs were interested in signing the Brazilian over the summer, but one move didn’t work out.
They are now ready to try again, as Mourinho looks to beef up his options at the rear for a crucial and busy second half of 2020-21.
Militao is in disgrace at the Santiago Bernabeu and has only played three times in La Liga and the Champions League so far this season.
Madrid might be open to letting him go, but Spurs and other suitors must be willing to pay close to the £ 45m they spent on him in the summer of 2019.
The 22-year-old is primarily a center-back, but he also plays excellently as a right-back, and Mourinho appreciates this versatility.
Militao appeared in 18 games for Madrid in his debut season, but has not played since October when he tested positive for the coronavirus, and coach Zinedine Zidane has found other options in Lucas Vázquez and Nacho.
The Brazilian may be willing to leave as his struggles for minutes continue, and Tottenham may be ready to offer him a shot.
Joe Rodon has yet to adapt to the demands of the English top flight after arriving from Swansea City in the summer, while Davinson Sánchez is now out of favor due to his inconsistencies and frequent mistakes.
Mourinho needs a quality defender capable of providing Eric Dier and Toby Alderweireld with fierce competition, and Militao could be their man.
Serge Aurier and Matt Doherty have not always been able to provide quality service on the right back on defense and attack, and the versatile Real Madrid player can help solve that problem.
Whether Tottenham will be willing to spend money on him this month is a completely different matter, and it will be interesting to see what happens in the days ahead.