Portuguese outlet ABola can be hit and miss in the quality of their transfer rumour reporting, however this particular tale does warrant greater thought.
International midfielders of Luís Miguel Afonso Fernandes’ stature make for more interesting consideration in unusual times such as these. And this is a good point to discuss the relationship between José Mourinho and Daniel Levy.
My source tells me that the two have a meaningful working accord, which is not to be confused with the absolute propagandist guff doing the rounds about how close Levy and Poch were. Sure, those two were and remains friends, but when it comes to transfers, Pochettino was a full blown spectator.
Regular readers might recall Alasdair Gold telling us all how calm and cordial everyone was at Hotspur Way, how Poch’s office was just across the landing from Levy’s. That was about 24hours before the Argentinian was sacked.
Tottenham’s signings to date prove that José is very much involved and helping to steer the boat, somewhat. One can understand why. Daniel has never employed such an experienced and distinguished coach. Indeed, Mourinho command the level of respect that had already earned him approximately twice Pochettino’s salary.
Which makes Pizzi to Spurs better than a crazed idea. Mourinho has a girth of nice midfield boys that would arguably be more at home in an eyelash tinting competition than they would be in a push for silverware – and he knows it, because he’s already gone public with it.
Sure, Pizzi isn’t a long term bet, he’s 30. However, Mourinho isn’t here to waffle on about building, he’s here to win. If that offends you, then there’s an off button located on all television sets. At the alleged €20million, I’d snap him up.