Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho is considering giving the green light to a loan for Real Madrid defender Eder Militao.
Mourinho has had great success with his favorite defensive duo, Eric Dier and Toby Alderweireld, but there is less certainty behind them. Colombian Davinson Sanchez has been on the sidelines this season, with youngster Joe Rodon playing the primary reserve role.
Sanchez has just five Premier League appearances to his name this season and hasn’t even been part of the Matchday’s squad for nine of Spurs’ last 11 games in the competition.
It looks like Sanchez is out of favor under Mourinho, and according to Corriere dello Sport the boss is ready to push him further as he wants to make a deal to sign Militao.
Mourinho has reportedly followed the Brazilian since his days in Sao Paulo, and he has observed that Militao has been left out under Zinedine Zidane this season.
Zidane’s first signing upon his return to Real, Militao has only made three appearances in all competitions this season, and although his lack of minutes can be partly attributed to a positive COVID-19 test in November, the player from 22-year-old clearly failed to win over his manager.
Zidane has reportedly put Militao on the transfer list, and Mourinho is hoping to take advantage of that by signing the defender on loan with the possibility of signing him permanently this summer.
Both clubs are believed to have talked about the idea of a loan, and while things have yet to be agreed, both sides are believed to be ready to make a deal.
It’s a bit of a strange story, not least because there is no immediate squad place for Militao at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Mourinho is not going to walk away from his favorite center-back team, while Serge Aurier and Matt Doherty will ensure that there are no more minutes left at the right-back.
This one will likely be tied to Sanchez’s future. According to The Athletic, the 24-year-old would listen to the club’s move offers this month, although the chances of anything happening seem slim.
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