Tottenham may no longer be set to move for QPR attacker Eberechi Eze in the January transfer window following the appointment of Jose Mourinho as Spurs’ new manager, a report from The Sun has claimed.
Mourinho’s predecessor, Mauricio Pochettino is thought to have been keen on a move for Eze at the turn of the year, having had the attacker regularly monitored throughout the course of the season so far.
Now however, it appears as though Pochettino’s departure from the North London club could lead to an end in their interest in Eze for now, with new manager Jose Mourinho having reportedly told the club’s current squad that he is not planning to make any signings immediately, as he instead plans to assess the options he currently has available to him before making a decision on where to strengthen his side.
It is claimed that Eze had been keen to work with Pochettino in order to further his development, and that QPR had been bracing themselves for a bid from Spurs for their attacker when the window reopens next month, something it seems may not come.
Eze has been in outstanding form for QPR so far this season, scoring seven goals and providing four assists in 19 league appearances, with Rangers currently 16th in the Championship standings.
It does seem as though Tottenham’s change in approach does not necessarily mean that Eze’s hopes of a move to the Premier League are completely over, with Chelsea, West Ham and Leicester also said to have been monitoring the 21-year-old this season.
This could be a risky approach for Tottenham to take.
You can understand Mourinho’s desire to assess the players he has available to him first, but it does seem as though there is a possibility of that costing them here.
Eze has been hugely impressive for Rangers so far this season, meaning bringing to him to the club would give Spurs another decent option to call upon, irrespective of what Mourinho makes of the squad he currently has available to him.
Indeed, with a number of other Premier League clubs said to be taking an interest in Eze, a move to one of Spurs’ top-flight rivals could ultimately see this decision come back to haunt Mourinho and co. in more ways than one.