Tottenham prepared to change transfer plans for Wolves star striker Jimenez
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 01: Raul Jimenez of Wolverhampton Wanderers during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on March 1, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by James Baylis - AMA/Getty Images)

According to Footballinsider247Tottenham are willing to change their transfer window plans and splash the cash to sign Wolves striker Raul Jimenez - if they can land him for a good price.

Jose Mourinho is apparently a huge admirer of the Mexican international and would love to bring him to North London this summer.

Furthermore, it is reported that the forward is looking for one big career move, to land a larger payday at the age of 29. 

Tottenham Hotspur are likely to be active in the transfer market this summer as José Mourinho looks to revamp the squad he inherited from Mauricio Pochettino -  but were initially reported to only be able to sign players on free transfers and loan deals.

Spurs have already added the likes of Steven Bergwijn in January, but various links suggest the club will still be active in the market during this window.

Tactical style

Despite it appearing obvious that Jimenez will become backup to Harry Kane — Mourinho wants to change the system at Spurs by pairing the two together. 

The old school 4-4-2 is a formation not used anymore by the majority of top teams, but Leicester City proved a few years back that the formation still can be effective. 

Spurs already have a talisman in Harry Kane, but to really execute a 4-4-2 he needs a forward alongside him who can link up with him and occupy opposition defenders. 

The Mexican has been in electric form this season for Wolves, achieving 20 goals and assists so far in the Premier League

His form has been influential in leading the Midlands club to another successful season - challenging for the top four and they looked destined for the quarter-finals of the Europa League before Covid-19 hit Europe. 

The striker has so many qualities that could make for an incredible partnership with the England Captain, including his off the ball movement, vision and clinical finishing.

How likely is this deal?

The elephant in the room when discussing Spurs transfer activity is the lack of funds, and Mourinho has already stated they will have to delve into loans and free transfers.

However, as reported, Spurs are prepared to rip up these plans in order to get their man.

The deal seems more viable now more than ever, especially as Jimenez will be available for just £18m this summer, according to reports in Italy.

A cut-price deal like this would represent tremendous value for the proven goal scorer, who is more than capable to propel Spurs to the next level. 

José Mourinho may draw on his close relationship with super-agent Jorge Mendes to try and lure Jiménez to London.

Mendes has considerable influence and has brokered a handful of deals for Portuguese players destined for the Midlands over the past couple of seasons, including the Mexican’s strike partner Diogo Jota.

 

 

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