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“Would you want to bring a player in who could upset the apple cart?” Pundit questions Tottenham possibly signing troublemaker
By Bruce Grove -

One of the high profile players that Jose Mourinho has managed is Diego Costa and the Spain international is set to become available from next month.

Costa won the Premier League with Mourinho at Chelsea in 2015, and with the Special One looking to win the title with Tottenham, the striker is one player that the club may make good use of.

Atletico Madrid will not extend his expiring deal, and he could be available for transfer as soon as January.

With suggestions that a reunion with Mourinho might be on the cards, Kevin Phillips believes that it makes no sense to bring him to Spurs, and he doesn’t think that Mourinho is thinking about that now.

He said that while the striker is a good player, he is also a very disruptive presence that Tottenham will not want to have in their team at the moment.

Phillips told Football Insider: “If you got the Diego Costa that was annoying and a handful at Chelsea he would be a good fit for a lot of Premier League sides.

“Would he come to Tottenham? He would be fighting Harry Kane again.

“He has shown that he can be a bit moody so would you want to bring a player in who could upset the apple cart? It is a difficult one.

“I probably don’t see him coming back to the Premier League. At this stage of his career I think the pace of it might be a bit too much for him.”

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Lilywhitesmurf
Lilywhitesmurf
1 year ago

Err no.

Good winning mentality…but like Bale he’s gone off and needs leaving on the self.
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CzechSpur
CzechSpur
1 year ago
Reply to  Lilywhitesmurf

The stats overwhelmingly suggest you’re right. 12 league goals over the last four seasons? No thanks.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 year ago
Reply to  CzechSpur

Plenty of fire yet left in his belly ruffing up opponents and getting loads of bookings!! Lovely jubbly😀

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
1 year ago

Such players are useful, if combustible, but should contribute more than yellows and reds. If we could get the Chelsea Diego Costa, fine, but the Atletico version is older and plays less, with more bookings than goals over the last few years.

On a sidenote, my comment on the previous blog is awaiting approval? Any tips on how to get it out there?

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 year ago
Reply to  CzechSpur

Only joking, it’s a miss for me!

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
1 year ago

Sorry, tough to tell online!

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 year ago
Reply to  CzechSpur

👍

j g mckevitt
j g mckevitt
1 year ago
Reply to  CzechSpur

Happened to me lots of times over totally innocuous comments, just think it is a problem with the site technology. Site doesn’t like swear words,not saying you used any by the way, just try posting it again.

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