Italian transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur showed real interest in Eder Militao during the January transfer window but their approach was knocked back by Real Madrid.
Militao was among the names most heavily linked with the North London club, with AS claiming that Mourinho is a fan of the Real Madrid defender, while Defensa Central suggested that the La Liga giants could allow him to join Spurs on a six-month loan.
Romano has now revealed that Tottenham made a serious attempt to sign the former Porto man on a loan deal with an option to buy but Los Blancos were not willing to sell him.
The journalist claimed that Zinedine Zidane’s side wanted to hang on to Militao as a precaution due to their injury situation, despite the fact that the defender has only made six appearances for the club so far this season.
When asked about Tottenham’s rumoured interest in Militao, Romano said on the Here We Go podcast: “Yes, and we mentioned about Militao many times in the past few weeks, and the Tottenham possibility, and what we can say is that Tottenham were really interested in Militao.
“They were asking for him on a loan with a buy option and no obligation to buy, only a buy option in the last week of transfers, but Madrid said always no, only because they have a no centre-backs with a lot of injuries and the covid situation, so they were preferring to keep this player, and that’s why it was so complicated.”
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If Romano is right about our interest in Militao, it is possible that we could potentially try again to sign him in the summer. However, given how things have gone for the 23-year-old since his move to Madrid, signing him would certainly entail some risk.
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