Jose Mourinho tells Tottenham chiefs to sign top Nigerian forward in his fight to make top 4

Jose Mourinho tells Tottenham chiefs to sign top Nigerian forward in his fight to make top 4

- Paul Mukairu is a 21-year-old Nigerian forward who plays for Anderlecht

- Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho is interested in having the signature of Mukairu

- The Nigerian star has scored two goals with four assists so far this season

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Jose Mourinho who is the gaffer of Premier League side Tottenham is reportedly urging the club's chiefs to sign Nigerian forward Paul Mukairu who is currently playing for Anderlecht on loan from Antalyaspor.

Since his arrival in the Belgian professional football League, the 21-year-old Nigerian star has been impressive for Anderlecht this season in all competitions.

Mourinho is one of the great managers who love and believe in African players considering those who have played under the former Real Madrid and Chelsea boss.

The likes of former Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi, Didier Drogba of Ivory Coast, Michael Essien of Ghana and many more played and succeeded under Jose Mourinho.

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According to the report on Complete Sports, Jose Mourinho wants Paul Mukairu in his squad at the end of the ongoing Premier League season.

The young forward has scored two goals and recorded four assists in 19 league appearances for Vincent Kompany’s side.

However, Spurs chiefs must be aware that clubs like Roma, Arsenal and Leverkusen are also interested in the signature of the Nigerian forward.

There have also been talks among Nigerian sports reporters that Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is likely to invite Paul Mukairu for the coming 2022 African Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Paul Mukairu.
Nigerian forward Paul Mukairu in action. Photo by Jimmy Bolcina
Source: Getty Images

Earlier, had reported how Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho stated that despite the unimpressive form of his team in the Premier League lately, Spurs can still make top four.

Spurs had a sensational start to the season as the were on top of the standings for some time before they saw themselves down the ladder following dismal run of recent results.

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They are currently 7th on the standings and five points off the precious Champions League spot, although with a game in hand.

Jose Mourinho’s side have lost four of their last five matches in the English topflight which has put the former Manchester United handler under serious pressure.

Ibitoye Shittu is an award winning Sports Journalist with more than 10 years experience in News-writing, reporting and Public Relation. He is an HND and B.SC holder of Mass Communication and can be reached on Twitter @Ibishittu


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