Some Tottenham Hotspur fans have urged the club to complete a deal for Real Madrid central defender Eder Militao, amidst reports linking him with a move to North London.
Spanish news outlet El Desmarque reported last week that Jose Mourinho was keen on bringing the defender to the Premier League.
It was revealed that the Spurs head coach has already contacted Madrid supremo Florentino Perez over Militao’s availability.
The 22-year-old defender signed for the Spanish giants just last summer from Porto, in a deal worth around £43.5 million (Guardian).
However, he has failed to hit the expected heights at the Santiago Bernabeu and has fallen down the pecking order.
It is suggested that Mourinho views the Brazilian as the ideal replacement for Jan Vertonghen with the Belgian’s contract in North London expiring at the end of the current season.
Some Spurs fans on social media opined that Militao would be a fine addition to the spurs backline after Diario AS reported that the young defender faces an uncertain future at the Spanish capital.
It'd be pretty good if we managed to get him. He's pretty aggressive and has a strong built.
— Touhid (@im_touhid) March 16, 2020
— Bradley 🖖🏽 (@thfcbradley) March 15, 2020
Cheap and quality
— c j 🇵🇹 (@TantalzngTanguy) March 16, 2020
Eder Militao and Geoffrey Kondogbia would be very good additions.
A young centre half who’s mixed with the best and has a lot of pace.
Also Kondogbia to sit at the base and protect the defense, giving the likes of Lo Celso, Dele and N’Dombele freedom going forward.
— Pochology (@Pochology1) March 16, 2020
1. Respect the skipper?
2. Respect Sissoko?
3. Sess LB
4. Japhet CB
5. Ruben Dias/Eder Militao > Godfrey
6. A backup for Kane is needed
Other than that it’s a W
— 🆑 #GrazieSeb (@Tangangbusiness) March 17, 2020
Eder Militao or Umtiti or even an older Centre back. RB – Periera, RW – no idea, CF – Jovic. Do Spurs really need a CDM, though? I think Jose will recycle Dier, Giovanni into playing as CDM as and when it is required. Dele Alli needs some competition too.
— Udhav Naig (@udhavn) March 11, 2020
Aarons Sanchez Militao Sess
Lo Celso Ndombele
Bergwijn Kane Son
— Luke (@THFCComps) March 16, 2020
Tottenham Hotspur 20/21
Son Kane Bergwijn
Lo Celso Ndombele
Sessegnon Militao Toby Aurier
— 👁dyssey (@23Ody32) March 16, 2020
Spurs Web Opinion
Militao’s talent and versatility might make him a terrific signing. However, it would also be quite a risky move as he is unproven in any of the top leagues. Having said that, Jose will likely know him well and if he believes that the young defender could improve our side, then the club should back him.
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