Tottenham Hotspur head coach has been congratulating chairman Daniel Levy on a job well done this week as the January transfer window slams shut.
While Spurs were not able to bring in a new striker to replace the injured Kane, they were able to move Christian Eriksen on for a good price.
The Great Dane had just six months left on his contract in North London, meaning that he could leave for free in the summer.
This put Spurs at an instant disadvantage, as it was difficult to demand a high figure for someone who would be free in a matter of months.
However, Daniel Levy managed to agree at £16.9m fee with Inter Milan for the January transfer of the playmaker, presumably to help with the Italian side’s title push (BBC).
Spurs bought Eriksen for just £11.5m, so they made a technical profit on their star man, albeit without accounting for inflation (BBC).
Mourinho said (Football London): “It was an experienced and intelligent way for me and Mr Levy to manage the situation. For me to try to have still a player without great motivations but still a player with a good sense of professionalism and respect for the club to give us what he could and Mr Levy on the business side managed to do a great deal with six months on his contract.
“However Mr Levy managed to get an important transfer fee that was used to buy a 21-year-old player like Steven Bergwijn. So Mr Levy did fantastic for the club.”
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