According to an exclusive report from 90min, Tottenham Hotspur and Jose Mourinho are eyeing Sassuolo defender Gian Marco Ferrari after a ‘huge blow‘ to Toby Alderweireld – but chairman Daniel Levy will only be eyeing a bargain £15 million deal for his signature.
Ferrari, who has impressed critics with his performances in Serie A over the last few seasons, is now being considered for a January bid by Levy and Mourinho, who are on the lookout for defensive reinforcements.
Ferrari shortlisted by Levy and Mourinho
This comes after Spurs suffered a ‘huge blow‘ due to Alderweireld’s muscular injury, and while he may be back in time before the window opens, his knock serves as a timely reminder that Tottenham may need strong back-up options.
Now, as per this exclusive from 90min, Ferrari is on the radar as a candidate for Mourinho – but Levy will only be eyeing a bargain deal for the Italian and will not go over £15 million to get this transfer done.
Averaging an impressive 93% pass accuracy over his appearances in Serie A so far this season, the 6 foot 3 tank would come in as an experienced option currently in his prime at 28-years-old.
He is under contract at Sassuolo until 2023 but has been heavily linked with a move away all summer, and Mourinho sees him as a viable option who can fit into Levy’s slender price bracket.
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Even though he was impressed with Joe Rodon after his Chelsea debut, the manager admitted it was ‘difficult’ – with there arguably being no surprise he wants another upgrade to his defence ahead of a long season.
If Levy can secure this towering colossus for just £15 million, it’s safe to say he’d be achieving another masterstroke.
In other news: Jose Mourinho has refused to rule out an early return for this ‘amazing’ ace, find out more here.
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