Report: Mourinho said to be an admirer of 27-year-old La Liga defender

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Dom Le Roy

The Telegraph report that Tottenham Hotspur could try to sign Sevilla defender Diego Carlos this summer, with Jose Mourinho said to be a fan of the centre half.

Spurs have been linked with a number of central defenders over the past few weeks with the likes of Robin Koch (Bild) and Kim Min-Jae (Titan Sports via Xinhua News Agency) suggested as potential targets for the North Londoners.

It is not a surprise to see Spurs linked with bolstering the heart of their defence given that Jan Vertonghen (Calcio Mercato) and Juan Foyth (Football Insider) have both been tipped to leave the club this summer.

The Telegraph now claim that Spurs could go after Carlos, who has done impressed at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium following his move from Nantes a year ago.

At 27 years of age, the Brazilian is entering his peak years as a defender and it is suggested that he could leave Seville after just a season.

Mourinho is said to be an admirer of the defender but the La Liga club are reportedly demanding £35million for his services.

Spurs Web Opinion

Given that we have to prioritise smartly this summer due to our financial situation, I believe the kind of centre-back we are likely to go for depends to a large extent on how Davinson Sanchez and Eric Dier play until the end of the season.

If both players continue playing like they have done in the first two matches, we can potentially get away with going for a young player with potential like Kim rather than a first choice centre-half.

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