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Best Deadline Day Deals: Mourinho, Tottenham dominate

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Written by Paschal Agonsi

Mourinho and Tottenham have been dominating deadline day deals in the English Premier league since 2002. Spurs and The Special One who is currently enjoying a mixed start in his third EPL Club, jointly score a 5 out of 11, on FourFourTwo’s best deadline day deals EVER.

  1. ASMIR BEGOVIC – PORTSMOUTH TO STOKE, 2010 (£3M)
  2. LUCAS MOURA – PSG TO TOTTENHAM, 2018 (£23M)
  3. JERMAIN DEFOE – WEST HAM TO TOTTENHAM, 2004 (£7M, PART EXCHANGE)
  4. MAROUANE FELLAINI – STANDARD LIEGE TO EVERTON, 2008 (£15M)
  5. ROBBIE KEANE – LEEDS TO TOTTENHAM, 2002 (£7M)
  6. CARLOS TEVEZ/JAVIER MASCHERANO – CORINTHIANS TO WEST HAM, 2006 (UNDISC.)
  7. HUGO LLORIS – LYON TO TOTTENHAM, 2012 (£8M)
  8. CLAUDE MAKELELE – REAL MADRID TO CHELSEA, 2003 (£16M)
  9. LUIS SUAREZ – AJAX TO LIVERPOOL, 2010 (£22.8M)
  10. WAYNE ROONEY – EVERTON TO MAN UNITED, 2004 (£20M)
  11. ASHLEY COLE – ARSENAL TO CHELSEA, 2006 (£5M)
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With Kane expected to be sidelined until April with a torn hamstring, Mourinho and Spurs are desperate to sign a new centre-forward before the transfer deadline. Evening Standard reports that “having been unwilling to meet the asking prices for Polish centre-forward Krzysztof Piatek, who has joined Hertha Berlin from AC Milan, and Real Sociedad’s Willian Jose, Spurs considered an audacious late move for Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud.”

“Yes, we would need a striker to have a better squad to face the great challenges in front of us in three different competitions. But we want to do things not to resolve the problems of today or tomorrow but things that are also good for the future.” Mourinho was quoted saying.

Spurs and Mourinho are currently been linked to Chelsea’s Oliver Giroud, Madrid’s Gareth Bale and suprisingly, Leicester’s Islam Slimani.

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