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Tottenham identified a potential replacement for their center-back Jan Vertonghen.

Jose Mourinho is eyeing at the 21-year old monster kid from West ham for addition to his club.

Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho is preparing for a January move for West Ham defender Issa Diop. Lillywhites wants to overhaul their defensive line and the 21-year old is a potential candidate for the line.

Jan Vertonghen has also been linked with a move away in recent transfer windows. But, now looks set to leave on a free transfer as his contract is about to expire with the champions League finalist.

The Portuguese boss thinks that the Frenchman will be a good replacement for Vertonghen if he decides to leave. On the other hand, Diop has three-and-a-half years left on his contract with the Hammers. As per reports, the east London side are reluctant to sell him.

Jan Vertonghen

The former United boss will have to stretch the transfer budget if they want to sign the 22-year-old in the January transfer window. The reports claim West Ham added a price tag of over £50million.

The Youngman joined the east London club from Ligue 1 side, Toulouse, 18 months ago for a fee of £22m.

Jose Mourinho will have his first chance to bring players of his choice at Tottenham this January and he has made keep no secrets in admiring the centre-back. He previously labeled him as a ‘monster’ while his time at Manchester United.

 Apparently, The manager became his fan after the Hammers beat the Red Devils last season.

Mourinho on Diop

He had a fantastic match.

Congratulations to the scout that found a 21-year-old kid Diop – a monster who dominated in the duels.

On Friday, Toby Alderweireld penned a new contract with the Lilywhites to commit his future to the White Hart lane. The contract will keep him at the club until 2023 and Mourinho wants his fellow Belgium teammate to follow copy him.

He said in his press conference before facing Chelsea. 

“I would like Jan to sign a new contract,”

However, Mourinho is keen to tie up Vertonghen with a new contract at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.  Despite his interest in making an exit from Spurs.

Author’s Take:

The Portuguese have had a revitalising effect since he replaced Pochetino. The impact of a star player staying at the club will have other star-studded players of the club to stay. Diop fulfills all the qualities needed for a centre back but this time Mourinho seems to make his squad strong by convincing his old players.

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