Transfer News: Tottenham looking to sign Diego Carlos for less than £64m
According to transfer news from Express, Tottenham are looking to sign Diego Carlos on a cut-price deal. The Sevilla man is a target for Jose Mourinho as he aims to refresh his defensive options for next season.
The 28-year-old Carlos joined Sevilla only last season and has quickly become a key member of the side. In fact, the Brazilian was ever-present in the side, along with current Tottenham star Sergio Reguilon, as Sevilla went on to win the UEFA Europa League last season.
Carlos has continued in the same vein of form this season as well, establishing himself as one of the top centre-backs in La Liga. His growth has caught the eyes of Tottenham boss Mourinho, who is intent on securing a new, top centre-back at the earliest.
Mourinho is said to have lashed out at his defenders after the Newcastle game, soon after which he also rang up Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy to request the signing of a new centre-back in the summer. And it is claimed that the Tottenham boss has his eyes on a transfer for Diego Carlos.
However, the £64m release clause seems to be an issue for Spurs and they are looking to bring down the price using Sevilla’s reported interest in Davinson Sanchez. A cash plus player deal could be on the cards as both parties are interested in each other’s players.
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Carlos, at 28, is in the peak years of his career. The Brazilian has shown in the past couple of years at Sevilla that he has what it takes to succeed at the highest level and can be a fine addition for us. However, it now remains to be seen if Levy decides to grant Mourinho his wish and sign the defender.