Some Spurs fans have welcomed the news that the club have reportedly made contact with RB Leipzig over a deal for Nordi Mukiele.
The versatile defender, who can play at right-back as well as at centre-back, has gone from strength to strength this season and has established himself as an important part of Julian Nagelsmann’s side.
L’Equipe (23/04/20, page 7 – as relayed by GFFN) reported earlier this week that the defender’s performances in Leipzig’s 4-0 aggregate demolition of Tottenham in the Champions League round of sixteen, made a real impression on the Spurs hierarchy.
It was thus claimed that Spurs have now made contact with the player’s entourage in order to try and bring him to North London.
Le10 Sport claimed in 2018 that Tottenham were keen to secure the signing of Mukiele from Montpellier before he made the move to the Bundesliga outfit.
A few fans took to social media to insist that the Leipzig star would be the perfect signing for the Lilywhites:
Said it during the first leg at whl top top player 👌 made it look too easy
— Ian Meadows (@ianmeds86) April 22, 2020
Far more like a Mourinho defender than Max Aarons
— Deco (@miamibyrne) April 22, 2020
hes better than aarons imo
— Jspurs (@Jspurs3) April 22, 2020
a wicked player ?
— Sir Jose Mourinho ? (@MourinhoTheGOAT) April 22, 2020
Was good against us in ucl I’d happily take him
— Henry (@henrywhiti) April 22, 2020
In our dreams we get this guy. He’s a beast
— Dr marius mccloskey (@MariusMariusmcc) April 22, 2020
i hope we get him
— Jspurs (@Jspurs3) April 23, 2020
I can’t see it happening but it would be a cracking signing
— Sammy Parker (@sammy_parker5) April 23, 2020
He’s a baller.
— thewilsonman (@thewilsonman) April 23, 2020
Be an excellent addition this
— ?? (@N17yids1) April 23, 2020
Spurs Web Opinion
While Mukiele might be more expensive than the likes of Max Aarons or Thomas Meunier, I actually believe that he will be the most cost-effective signing we can make this summer due to his ability to cover and both centre-half and right-back. Signing him would mean that we don’t need to look for another central defender if Vertonghen leaves, and can spend out transfer kitty on a top defensive midfielder and a forward.
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