Report: Mourinho makes position a priority to strengthen

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Nordi Mukiele
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Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly still interested in right-back Nordi Mukiele.

Sky Sports claim that the North London club have held an interest in Mukiele since his days as a Montpellier player before making the switch to Bundesliga leaders RB Leipzig in 2018.

The 22-year-old is comfortable at playing on the right side of defence but has also operated as a central defender along with a stint on the right wing on occasions this season.

Mukiele has racked up twelve appearances for Leipzig in the Bundesliga so far this campaign whilst scoring two goals and providing two assists (transfermarkt).

Spurs have experienced issues at right back this season with former head coach Mauricio Pochettino having played a number of player in the position prior to his dismissal including Kyle Walker-Peters, Serge Aurier, Davinson Sanchez and Moussa Sissoko.

Mourinho’s arrival has seen Aurier get the nod in the vast majority of matches, however, the Ivorian has still shown traits of his unpredictability and defensive lapses of concentration.

Sky claim that the right-back position has become a priority for Mourinho to improve due to the defensive issues which his side have experienced.   

Spurs failed to bring in a replacement for Kieran Trippier who left the Champions League finalists in the summer to join Atletico Madrid.

Mukiele could soon be lining up against Spurs in the upcoming Champions League knockout tie.

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