Tottenham are interested in signing another Lille defender, but this time it is not Gabriel Magalhaes.
Lille are willing to let Zeki Celik leave for a mere £10.8m this summer, according to Le10 Sport.
Like any good manager, Mourinho will no doubt be aware sorting out a solid defence is just as important as having a strong attack.
The Portuguese is therefore keen to sign Celik, amid interest from West Ham.
Serge Aurier has angered the club’s hierarchy, as they feel he has embarrassed Spurs with several infractions so far.
The Turkish international arguably fits the profile of the type of player he is looking for, as he is an attacking threat on the right-flank.
Celik has played 23 games in Ligue 1 this season, supplying two assists, making 2.3 tackles per game, averaging 1.1 interceptions, and completing 1.4 clearances on average (via WhoScored).
Moreover, he made six appearances in the Champions League, which is surely an added bonus.
The Times revealed Mourinho wants to sell Aurier and Kyle Walker-Peters as he will have limited funds to spend, and the Ivorian could be on his way out the door in the summer.
As the 23-year-old will be available for a bargain fee, he may be a gamble worth paying for, as he is still in the early stages of his career. Even in the event a move doesn’t work out as planned, Spurs will have gained a valuable asset for no extra cost.
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