Tottenham in talks to sign Porto’s Ze Luis after Gedson Fernandes signing confirmed – Standard

Jose Mourinho targeting reinforcements

Tottenham are reportedly in talks with Porto over striker Ze Luis, having confirmed the signing of Benfica’s Gedson Fernandes on Wednesday.

Spurs are in desperate need of reinforcements in attack following Harry Kane’s recent injury.

The Englishman could be on the sidelines all the way until the end of the season, with Spurs having no recognised striker in their team.

Lucas Moura featured upfront when Kane missed some of last season due to injury, but is typically considered a winger.

Now, following Kane’s injury, Tottenham are reportedly in talks to sign a striker in the January transfer window.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 01: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur embraces Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur as he walks off the pitch after picking up an injury during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Tottenham Hotspur at St Mary’s Stadium on January 01, 2020 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Spurs in talks for Ze Luis

According to the Evening Standard, Spurs are in talks with Porto over the loan signing of striker Ze Luis.

It’s claimed that Spurs were ‘offered the striker by Jose Mourinho’s agent Jorge Mendes.’

They then explain: ‘Mourinho wants to add at least one forward to his squad after losing Harry Kane to a torn hamstring, which is expected to rule him out until April.’

Ze Luis would represent a pretty low-risk move, with the player only signing on loan and presumably with an option to buy, though the Standard don’t mention any clause.

He’s also scored a decent seven goals in 12 league games for Porto this season.

Ze Luis would require a work permit, though, if he is to complete a move to the Premier League, and that could bring up some issues.

Gedson Fernandes signing confirmed

Ze Luis would only add to the work that Spurs have done so far in this window.

While West Ham looked set to sign him at one stage, Tottenham have now confirmed the signing of Gedson Fernandes.

The midfielder has signed on an initial 18-month loan, with Spurs claiming they have an option to buy.

Fernandes will no doubt bolster Spurs’ midfield, with the Lilywhites having recently lost Moussa Sissoko to injury.

 

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