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.
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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