According to Todofichajes, Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has identified Atletico Madrid star Stefan Savic as his top transfer target in the summer.
Mourinho has made it clear he wants to add to his defensive options before the start of next season, as it appears Jan Vertonghen and Juan Foyth could be heading out the door.
Indeed, Vertonghen is reportedly ready to leave the Lilywhites for free as his contract is set to expire in a matter of weeks.
The Spanish outlet claims the Spurs head coach believes Savic would be a suitable replacement and is keen to sign him when the transfer market opens.
After arriving at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium from Fiorentina for £22.5m in 2015, the 29-year-old has emerged as one of Europe’s highest-rated defenders, due to a transformation under Diego Simeone.
The Montenegro international, who has been capped 50 times by his country, famously won the Premier League with rivals Manchester City back in 2012.
Savic has made 14 appearances in La Liga for Simeone’s side this season, making 1.1 tackles per game, averaging 1.4 interceptions, and completing a staggering 4.2 clearances on average.
In contrast, Vertonghen has played in 19 games in the Premier League, providing 2.1 tackles on average, registering 1.6 interceptions, and attempting 2.9 clearances per game.
However, the Montenegrin is currently valued at £22.95m via Transfermarkt, and it is unclear if Daniel Levy will be willing to break the bank for the centre-back. Indeed, Mourinho is well aware he will have to cope with a severely restricted budget in the transfer market, due to the economic uncertainty surrounding the pandemic.
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