Tottenham may be handed a second shot at signing Eder Militao from Real Madrid this summer, with the defender’s future looking ‘doomed’ in the Spanish capital.
That’s according to AS, who cover the Brazilian defender today and suggest he may struggle to be a regular at the club next season.
They report how Militao returned to training this week after an adductor injury had seen him missing since the beginning of February.
That is seen as a major boost for Zinedine Zidane, who now has another option should injuries continue to strike his team, particularly in defence.
This season has been something of a disappointing one for Militao, who has managed just six appearances in all competitions, with injuries and competition for places leaving him on the sidelines.
The latter is a particular issue, with it explained that ‘being a centre-back at Madrid is not an easy job’, particularly if you are the most expensive defender in the history of the club.
At Madrid, there is particularly fierce competition for places, with Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane and even Nacho Fernandez all competing for two places.
That is not going to disappear next season either, with Militao already looking ‘doomed’ if David Alaba arrives from Bayern Munich as expected.
That would close another door for the Brazilian, and he may have to look elsewhere, with it stated there is ‘no shortage of interest’ in him.
Indeed in January, Tottenham were keen on a deal, with Mourinho identifying him as the man to ‘reinforce’ Spurs’ backline.
That is something we covered extensively at the time, with it stated Mourinho had made an offer to Militao.
Of course, nothing happened, but the Tottenham links are nothing new, with Spurs even said to have made an ‘important offer’ in March last year.
This summer, however, they may finally get a chance to get their man.
With Alaba potentially incoming and Militao already on the outside looking in, his situation doesn’t look like it will be improving any time soon.
Indeed, that has left him ‘starting again’ and trying to impress, but it’s made clear he ‘has hardly any time’ to do so, potentially opening the door for Tottenham to get a player Mourinho is clearly keen on.