Skriniar to Tottenham:
“The Special One” has already made his mark on the north London side and under his supervision, the club has managed to qualify for the European journey.
Mourinho is concerned with shape and mentality; his Manchester United side had the lowest distance-run stats in the league. His is a very different style of football to Pochettino’s, more conservative, more based around a low block.
That would suggest the need for a major overhaul of personnel, which for two decades has been the Mourinho way. Since Porto, he has not been a manager who has built on a budget. Yet clearly here that is what he will have to do.
The period when Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld gave Spurs the most reliable central defense in the league feels like a long time ago. Alderweireld is 31 and so should still have three or more years at the highest level, although he struggled at times last season.
This term Mourinho and his club have identified the Inter Milan prodigy Milan Skriniar to fill the gap in the heart of the defense and rumors are there both Tottenham and Inter will sit for the meeting for the actual transfer.