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Tottenham boss Mourinho interested in signing World Cup-winning defender for £69m



Mourinho keen on reuniting with Raphael Varane at Tottenham

Jose Mourinho is keen on bringing in Real Madrid’s French defender Raphael Varane to bolster the Tottenham defence (h/t Daily Star).

Mourinho’s teams are built from the back and are renowned to have defensive stability that isn’t easily breached. Hence, it is worrying that Tottenham have had one of the worst defences since the Portuguese took over (h/t Daily Mail).

The Portuguese manager seeks to address this issue by signing French defensive star Raphael Varane for £69 million. (h/t Daily Star)

Varane was one of Mourinho’s best signings at Real Madrid and quickly went on to showcase his ability. He was impressive when called upon as Madrid overcame Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona juggernaut to win their first La Liga title in four years.

The 26-year-old Frenchman’s gradually formed a solid partnership with Sergio Ramos at the heart of the Madrid defence. His impressive performances led to Mourinho trying to sign him while at Manchester United – only to have his efforts rebuffed. (h/t Metro)

With Jan Vertonghen’s contract expiring in the summer, Danny Rose out of favour and the likes of Serge Aurier inconsistent, Mourinho has quite a job on to rebuild the defence. Since Toby Alderweireld has extended his contract, Varane would be a perfect foil to the Belgian.

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Varane is one of the world’s best defenders and at the age of 26, he has his best years ahead of him. He is not likely to come cheap and given a lack of funds, Tottenham may struggle to sign him (h/t Guardian).

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