Jose Mourinho eyes move for top Nigerian striker on a survival mission for Tottenham

Jose Mourinho eyes move for top Nigerian striker on a survival mission for Tottenham

- Tottenham are interested in the signing of Nigerian forward Paul Mukairu

- The 21-year-old is currently playing for Anderlecht on loan from Antalyaspor

- Spurs have not been getting good results so far this term in the Premier League

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Nigerian forward Paul Mukairu who currently plays for Anderlecht has reportedly emerged as summer transfer target for embattled Premier League side Tottenham.

Tottenham have been struggling this season in the Premier League and their performance so far has putting Jose Mourinho under serious pressure for him to deliver for the club.

Spurs' number one striker Harry Kane has not been finding it rosy this season in front of goals coupled with injury problems.

According to the report on Complete Sports, Jose Mourinho who is the head coach of Spurs is already planning to bring in fresh legs to the club in the summer.

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Mourinho and his wards are currently occupying ninth position on the Premier League table with 36 points after 24 games played so far.

Nigerian star Mukairu has scored four goals and provided four assists in 20 appearances for Anderlecht this term and the 21-year-old is also a target for Roma and Leverkusen.

Tottenham will be facing Wolfsberg on Wednesday night, February 24, in an Europa League encounter that is expected to be a tough one for the Premier League side.

Meanwhile, Paul Mukairu was born in Abuja which the capital of Nigeria before his parents moved Europe where he started his football career.

There have also been news that Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is also monitoring Paul and he could get an invite to the national team.

Paul Mukairu
Nigerian footballer 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.

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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.

They are currently 9th on the standings and six 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 is not a good record for the former Manchester United boss.

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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