Tottenham Hotspur are in need of a new striker and it appears as if Jose Mourinho has been offered the chance to work with one of his former stars this week…
What’s the word?
According to the Daily Star, the Spurs boss could reunite with controversial Chelsea forward Diego Costa after he was put up for sale by Atletico Madrid.
It’s claimed that the La Liga giants need cash and the aggressive talisman is one of several players on the chopping block and whilst some have their doubts at the club, Mourinho would welcome an opportunity to work together again.
Callum Wilson is another target who is experienced in the top-flight, but the relegated Cherries are holding out for too much money.
This move would undoubtedly raise a few eyebrows given Costa’s history up the road, he’s scored once and provided two assists against Spurs in the past and of course, was a rather divisive figure on the pitch.
Mourinho has previously labelled the Spanish powerhouse as an “animal” whilst Costa himself lauded his former boss for the impact he’s had on his career, the 31-year-old said: “In all honesty, I always tell people I am grateful to Mourinho because he helped me a lot. As a player when you want to improve you always look for the best coach and Mourinho is one of the best.”
Things haven’t exactly gone to plan for the former Blues talisman this season, starting just 20 games all season – but that didn’t stop him from delivering five goals and five assists, via WhoScored.
Despite being described as a “beast” in the past by Diego Simeone, it seems as if their relationship will not extend past the summer.
Whether he’s what Spurs really need remains to be seen as does the sort of fee the veteran would command. Costa is currently valued at just over £13m by Transfermarkt.
AND in other news, Spurs can secure defensive upgrade for a bargain £18m…
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