Fabrizio Romano has dropped a six-word Tottenham update on Diego Costa amid links with Jose Mourinho in this month’s transfer window.
The Spurs boss was said to be ‘very keen’ on signing Costa, but speaking to Give Me Sport, the Italian football journalist and transfer guru was blunt when asked which teams are making moves to sign the Spaniard: “They (Spurs) are not moving for him.”
Costa would be a good back-up to Kane
To say that the North London club are not moving to sign Costa is a big blow to the Lilywhites, as he would be a good back-up to Harry Kane, especially if Carlos Vinicius is not signed on a permanent deal from SL Benfica after his loan spell at the Lilywhites ends.
Should Spurs sign Costa?
Although his wage demands may be an issue, signing a player of his pedigree on a free transfer would still be a good bit of business by Daniel Levy.
He is certainly a player that Mourinho has shown much love for in the past, given that he scored a very impressive 24 goals and made a further nine assists in 57 matches in all competitions over two consecutive seasons at Stamford Bridge under the Portuguese coach (Transfermarkt).
Costa was highly instrumental in his first season under Mourinho especially, in where he scored no fewer than 20 times in just 26 appearances in the Premier League combined with a further three assists (Transfermarkt), helping the Blues massively on their way to securing the title.
Previously branded as a ‘beast’ by his old manager at Atletico Madrid in Diego Simeone, the 32 year-old fits the mould of a striker that Mourinho reportedly likes, but despite all the manager’s affection for his former player, THFC are not moving for him at this point in time according to Romano.
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