‘Money is not a driver for Luis’ – Lille president speaks on Campos’ future

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Lille president, Gerard Lopez, has quashed rumours suggesting that Luis Campos is on his way out of the Ligue 1 club.

It was reported two weeks ago that Campos had asked to be relieved from his position as Lille’s sporting director due to disagreements with the club’s recent strategic decisions (RMC SPORT).

Predictably, there were plenty of reports suggesting that the 55-year-old could be set to link up with Jose Mourinho at Tottenham. Portuguese publication RTP even suggested that a deal to take Campos to Tottenham was all but done.

However, multiple sources since then have suggested that the Portuguese director will stay at Lille despite voicing his disagreements with the club’s recent decisions.

L’Equipe (via GFFN) revealed that Campos wants to see internal changes being made at Lille rather than wanting to resign from his job, while Football.London’s Alasdair Gold said that his sources from within Spurs had denied that Campos was North London bound.

Lopez has now made it clear that Campos has rejected many offers in the past and that he was confident of keeping him at Lille.

When asked about the speculation surrounding the former Real Madrid man’s future, Lopez told The Daily Mail: “He is not going anywhere. It is almost like Luis is yet another Victor Osimhen or Nicolas Pepe!

“He does get offers all the time and he is very good at sharing them with me or not responding. I can see he gets aggravated by it. Money is not a driver for Luis Campos.

“He is a guy that is in love with winning and winning, if possible, with young and talented players.

“I can already tell you now a lot of the stories are unbelievable because the environment that he is being connected with is just not conducive to what he does.

“He is a brilliant guy at what he does and always these fantasies come up.”

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While it does seem as if Campos is staying put at Lille for now, based on Lopez’s words, it sounds like he loves working in a project dedicated to bringing young players through. One would presume that would make Spurs an ideal destination for him as we have always tried to compete with the other big sides by investing in young talent over established stars.

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