Transfer guru who describes Jose Mourinho as like a ‘brother’ leaves current club

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Luis Campos
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Lille have confirmed that Sporting Director Luis Campos has left the Ligue 1 club with immediate effect.

The French outfit released a statement on their official website which announced the departure of Campos along with owner Gérard Lopez after he sold the club to Merlyn Partners.

Campos had fallen out with members of the Lille hierarchy including CEO Marc Ingla which saw the 56-year-old stay away from the club since the closure of the summer transfer window (GFFN).

Campos has previously worked for Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid and remains a trusted confidant, hosting his friend at Lille matches following his sacking as Manchester United boss in December 2018 (Getty Images).

Following his arrival at Tottenham, Mourinho hired assistant coach Joao Sacramento and goalkeeping coach Nuno Santos from Lille.

Campos had also been linked with a move to North London with Mourinho said to have been keen to work with his friend once again (Guardian) and has even described him as being like a brother (Sky Sports).

Spurs would not be alone in harbouring an interest in the transfer guru with Manchester United also being linked with him in the past (Manchester Evening News).

Campos has been credited with helping to unearth Kylian Mbappe, Nicolas Pepe, James Rodriguez, Anthony Martial, Fabinho, Bernardo Silva and Benjamin Mendy (talkSPORT).

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Whether Campos is a realistic option for Spurs remains to be seen, especially with the club already having Steve Hitchen within the ranks who has performed the role of identifying future transfer targets.

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