Tottenham chief Daniel Levy has already spoken highly of the appointment citing Mourinho as one of the game’s most successful coaches.
The Special One claims he is delighted to be working with Tottenham’s current crop of stars. And he is also prepared to help bring through young stars from the academy.
But the two-time Champions League winner is a complete contrast to Pochettino and will undoubtedly have wanted assurances over the club’s willingness to spend in the market.
Mourinho has always enjoyed splashing the cash in the transfer window. And he could soon be deploying a new-look line-up as the January market approaches. In this article we will have a look at players Tottenham Hotspur could sign in January.
Here are the eight players Tottenham Hotspur could sign in January –
8. Bruno Fernandes
Fernandes has been the topic of intense speculation regarding his future, with Spurs and Mourinho’s former side Manchester United both credited with a interest in the midfielder.
Fernandes, 25, has emerged as a target for Spurs as they seek a goal-scoring threat from deep. He is valued at around £65m, but Sporting are in financial difficulty and need require funds which could force their hand.
The goal-scoring midfielder was understood to prefer a move to Tottenham over United and having his compatriot now in charge may increase their chances of a deal being struck.
The Portugal international also has a big fan in Mourinho, with the Special One telling Eleven Sports in June: “I was surprised by his season. It was easy to predict quality, he is a very good player.
“But he scored a very high number of goals for a midfielder. It shows you need to have instinct and quality to score and he has it all.
“He strikes the ball well, heads well, cool when he is one-on-one with the goalkeeper. He finds space in the penalty area. It’s all there.”
7. Habib Diallo
According to TeamTalk , Tottenham and Chelsea are just two of the Premier League clubs who are reportedly showing an interest in the Metz striker, who has scored eight goals in 13 Ligue 1 appearances this season, making him one of the players Tottenham hotspur could sign in January.
6. Nathan Ake
Spurs have reportedly identified Bournemouth’s Nathan Ake as a top target.
Club chairman Richard Levi will have to spend big if they are to land the former Chelsea defender, who is believed to be valued around the £75million mark – £20m more than they shelved out for Ndombele in the summer.
Nathan Ake has established himself as a Premier League regular at Bournemouth. He is a classy and combative operator and has emerged as one of the most talented defenders in the top flight and looks set for a big move sooner rather than later.
Mourinho didn’t hide the fact he came increasingly frustrated with the situation at Old Trafford, with their failure to sign a defender during his stint there a major reason behind that.
Levy will be keen to get Mourinho onside early on, thus signing the likes of Ake is essential.